Dairy Queen beating victim upgraded to serious condition - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Dairy Queen beating victim upgraded to serious condition

Provided by Lubbock Police Department Provided by Lubbock Police Department
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Crime Line is now offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the prosecution of the suspect involved in a Dairy Queen robbery on Saturday, Feb. 1.

One victim is still in critical condition after being severely beaten by the suspect. 

Lubbock police released surveillance video of the attack last Monday.

A frightening scene unfolds as a man wearing all black and a tan mask rushes in through the back door of the central Lubbock Dairy Queen.

You can see one of the employees, Mary Cazarez, immediately hold up her hands to surrender and comply with the suspect's demands.

Despite her cooperation, the suspect still strikes her with an aluminum baseball bat.

Cazarez is clearly petrified as she rushes to get the money out of the safe and the suspect runs away.

But perhaps the most chilling part of the night was the conversation between Cazarez and a 911 dispatcher.

"Oh my god, he's bleeding, his head! I need a paramedic fast! His head is bleeding. He's full of blood," Cazarez screams after finding her coworker Jesse Rios outside of the restaurant near a dumpster.

Homicide detectives were called to the 69th Street and University Avenue location around 1 a.m. Rios was taking out the trash when he was brutally beaten with a baseball bat.

Rios has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at University Medical Center as of Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Cazarez was treated and released.

Although the suspect was covered head to toe, Sergeant Jason Lewis says someone may actually be able to recognize the baseball bat. Investigators are looking for something very specific.

"Maybe they'll recognize that baseball bat that had the end that was missing…the cap that was missing out of it," Sgt. Lewis said.

Police are asking for the public's help in finding this suspect. There is a $1,000 reward.

"If you know anything about it, the damage is being done to innocent victims. So please help us out," Sgt. Lewis said.

Police say the suspect is a Hispanic male, 5'8", 140 pounds, seen wearing all black with a tan mask.

If you have any information about this incident, police ask that you call Crime Line at 741-1000.

Jesse's employer says his medical bills will be covered by their insurance, but a fund has been set up to help with other expenses during this difficult time. If you'd like to help, you can go to any City Bank and ask for the "Jesse Rios Fund."

Copyright 2014 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother

    Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:55 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:55:40 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-04-26 05:23:56 GMT
    (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Erick Davila. Attorneys for the Texas death row inmate want the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his scheduled execution this week fo...
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.
    Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008.
  • Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

    Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-04-25 15:30:41 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-04-26 05:22:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he is introduced before speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he is introduced before speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    French President Emmanuel Macron extolled the "special bond" between the United States and France during his speech in front of a joint meeting of Congress.
    French President Emmanuel Macron extolled the "special bond" between the United States and France during his speech in front of a joint meeting of Congress.
  • Trump lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case

    Trump lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-04-25 23:08:55 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-04-26 05:22:14 GMT
    Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee last year. (Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee last year. (Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he'll exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.

    President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he'll exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.

Powered by Frankly