On Saturday, April 21, 2018 at approximately 1:05 a.m., two males were sitting in front of 17 West Monroe Street in Phoenix. The suspect approached the two victims and after a short conversation, the suspect began using anti-LGBTQ slurs. A heated verbal exchange ensued where the suspect called the victims derogatory slurs multiple times. During the argument, the suspect threw victim #1 to the ground and repeatedly kicked him. When victim #2 tried to stop the assault, the suspect punched him in the face. The suspect then fled the scene. Victim #1 suffered serious physical injuries from the assault.