Police seek 2nd suspect in Quarter hate crime

Police seek 2nd suspect in Quarter hate crime

The NOPD is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with a hate crime involving a simple battery.

The incident occurred on Oct. 17 in the 900 block of Canal Street.

Shortly before 4 a.m., a 21-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were walking on Bourbon Street when two males deliberately bumped into them and began yelling derogatory names regarding their race and sexuality, according to an NOPD news release. The victims continued to walk to Canal Street, where they encountered the suspects again and a physical fight ensued. The suspects continued to yell derogatory names at the victims during the altercation.

Dustin Daquin, 22, was arrested at the scene and booked with two counts of simple battery and two counts of committing a hate crime.

The second suspect fled the scene and was described as a white male wearing a light blue shirt and dark colored shorts.

The Eighth District Investigative Unit is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-6080.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org

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