Final suspect in recorded beating of gay man arrested

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ATLANTA,None - Authorities arrested a third man being sought in the brutal beating of a gay man in Atlanta's Pittsburgh neighborhood.

Investigators said they were searching for Dareal Demare Williams who they believed was hiding with friends and family in Erie, Penn. Williams is a known member of the violent Pittsburgh Jack City Gang, based in Atlanta, police said.

Williams was identified by investigators as an attacker in a recorded beating that took place on Feb. 4 on McDaniel Street. Twenty-year-old Brandon White, who has identified himself as being gay, was beaten by several men in front of a store. Two others identified in the beating have been arrested.

Williams, a minor, has been charged as an adult for his role in the robbery and assault.

Anyone with more information regarding the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.


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