Help ID one of the suspects.
NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force has launched an investigation the case of a 14-year-old boy was beaten and subject to anti-gay remarks in Chelsea last month.
The boy was walking in the vicinity of West 23rd Street and 11th Avenue at around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, when a large group of individuals began taunting him with homophobic remarks. The mob then punched and kicked him several times and then slammed the boy’s head against the ground.
The teenager sought medical attention by private means. It is unclear as to the extent of the 14-year-old’s injuries.
The boy does not know any of his attackers although one of the individuals is listed as an acquaintance of the teenager on social media account. Police have released a photo of that individual wanted in connection to the alleged bias attack. (see below)
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to please call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
Everyone please take care and be careful.