Police in New York City have collared an eighth suspect in connection with a brutal string of anti-gay attacks. A ninth suspect remains at large, NY1.com reported.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced Saturday that Elmer “Macho” Confresi, 23, had turned himself in to authorities.

A ninth man, Ruddy Vargas-Perez, 22, is also being sought by police for his involvement in four brutal attacks that took place Sunday in the Bronx.

On Friday, policed announced that seven members – two men, along with 5 teens – of a street gang calling themselves the Latin King Goonies had been taken into custody. The suspects have been charged with kidnapping, sodomy and robbery as a hate crime.

The gang members attacked a 17-year-old aspiring member after they learned he is gay.

The youth was grabbed off the street on Sunday morning and forced into a vacant apartment, where he was beaten and sodomized with the handle of a plunger. They questioned him about his relationship with a 30-year-old man, who, along with another 17-year-old boy, was later lured into the same apartment and tortured. The man was also sodomized with a small baseball bat.

“One of the suspects said later the man was beaten for hours and then dumped outside of his home,” Kelly said on Friday. “These suspects had employed terrible wolf pack odds of 9-1. Odds that reveled them as predators whose crimes were as cowardly as they were despicable.”

The brother of one of the victims was also assaulted, robbed and beaten in his own apartment.

At a press conference on Saturday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn denounced the attacks.

“The crimes that happened in the Bronx are unthinkably disturbing,” Quinn, who is openly lesbian, said. “It's hard to remember a crime in the City of New York that is more disgusting and sickening than what happened in the Bronx.”