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Suspected Gay Bashing Victim Dies

Jim Burroway

September 18th, 2008

Tony Randolph Hunter, 27, of Clinton, Md., was pronounced dead at Howard University Hospital at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday. Tony died 10 days after police found him unconscious near Eighth and N Streets N.W., near a Washington, D.C. gay bar called BeBar.

According to police, the incident began when Tony and a friend, Trevor Carter, parked their car and were approached by four men. After one of the men asked, “What’s up?” the men began punching Tony and Trevor to the ground. Trever was able to flee the scene, and thought that Tony had done so as well, but Tony had already been knocked unconscious by the attackers. Police arrived at the scene after receiving a call about an unconscious person lying in the street.

Police are looking for four black males between the ages of 19 and 22. It is unknown at this time whether this is a hate crime. Police are investigating that possibility due to the location of the assault near the bar.