Police say they have collared their
second suspect in Friday's brutal beating of a gay man in Queens,
just as a video of the crime has surfaced, ABC local affiliate WABC
Twenty-one-year-old Daniel Rodriguez
was taken into custody by the United States Marshals Services at a
relative's home in Norfolk, Virginia on Tuesday.
Rodriguez and twenty-six-year-old
Daniel Aleman, who was arrested on Sunday, attacked Jack Price, 49,
as he was coming out of a corner deli around 3AM in the middle-class
neighborhood of College Point in Queens, New York, police say.
Video footage captured by a nearby
business shows the 5-foot-6, 130-pound Price being pummeled and
kicked by two men in the middle of the deserted street for about 3
minutes. Price suffered a broken jaw, fractured ribs and a lacerated
spleen. He said the two men followed him to the store and called him
“faggot” in identifying the men who beat him.
New York City Council Speaker Christine
C. Quinn and a group of city and state officials condemned the attack
on Tuesday during an impromptu press conference in front of Booth
Memorial Hospital, where Price is being treated.
Family members say Price is awake and
alert but remains on a respirator.