Suspect Shouts Homophobic Slurs, Punches Man In Arm

Suspect Shouts Homophobic Slurs, Punches Man In Arm

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDEN – Cops need help searching for a suspect who allegedly shouted homophobic slurs and punched a man earlier this month.

On April 4, a 24-year-old man was walking on Lincoln Road at about 1:25 p.m. As he was walking, another man came toward him, shouted anti-gay slurs, and punched the victim in the left arm. The victim was not seriously injured.

The suspect fled east on Lincoln Road toward Flatbush Avenue. A video of the suspect is attached below.

Police describe the suspect as a 25- to 35-year-old Black male. He was last seen wearing glasses, a black sweatshirt with the word “Rebel” on the front, black Adidas track pants, and white and black sneakers.

The incident is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.