An openly gay man is clinging to life
in a medically-induced coma after two men brutally attacked him for
being gay in Queens, the New York Daily News reported.
Jack Price was attacked coming out of a
corner deli by two men Friday around 3AM in the middle-class
neighborhood of College Point in Queens, New York. Police allege the
two men taunted price and yelled anti-gay slurs.
Price, 49, told family members that the
two men followed him to the store and called him a “faggot,”
before losing consciousness. He is currently in the intensive care
unit at Booth Memorial Hospital.
“Look what they did to him because he
is gay,” Price's sister-in-law told the paper. “It is in God's
hands right now. There is nothing more they can do for him.”
Police arrested twenty-six-year-old
Daniel Aleman on Sunday. Aleman has been charged with assault and
aggravated assault as a hate crime. A second suspect is being
During the summer, police
investigated two separate incidents of transgender women being
attacked in Queens.