Teen Arrested in Connection With Beating of Gay Man at Detroit’s Gay Pride Festival
Police have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the beating of Christin Howard – the 20-year-old Detroit gay man taunted and attacked by a group of males during the Motor City Pride festival earlier this month.
Detroit Free Press reports:
“I know that they will catch the rest of them,” Tammara Howard said. “Thank God they caught this one. Those guys were totally wrong with what they did to my son. If there are people walking around here that cruel and mean, everyone wants justice and wants those boys to go to jail.”
Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Moreno said Friday afternoon that the juvenile is in custody and a warrant request has been forwarded to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
Details of the allegations against the juvenile haven’t yet been released. Moreno said several witnesses have come forward to help identify multiple suspects.
Tammara Howard called the beating “disgusting” and said her son is recovering well from the attack, which left him with a fractured finger, damage to his left eye and several bruises on his back and face.