Atlanta police still seeking 2 suspects in videotaped attack on gay man

Sat. February 11, 2012 9:49 AM by News Staff

Atlanta - Atlanta Police have arrested one suspect in the anti-gay videotaped beating of 20-year-old Brandon White.

White was attacked in broad daylight last weekend by three suspects, who kicked him, punched him and pounded him with a tire.

During the attack, which the suspects taped and put on WorldStarHipHop, they shouted gay slurs at the victim and told him he wasn't wanted in that neighborhood, known as Jack City.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that White is a slender man, about 5'5" tall, and he was jumped after walking out of a corner store.

"At first I was embarrassed," White said. "[But] I shouldn't have to look over my shoulder just because I'm gay."

White spoke at a press conference surrounded by African-American clergy and other community leaders.

The only suspect arrested so far is named Christopher Cain. Police are offering a $15,000 reward for the arrest of the other two suspects, whom they said they have identified, but have not released their names publicly.

The video of the attack is below. WARNING: CONTAINS VIOLENCE AND ANTI-GAY SLURS.