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Disturbance at downtown bus shelter

On October 8th at 10 PM, a West Precinct officer responded to the metro bus stop in the 1500 Blk of 3rd Avenue to investigate a disturbance.  He contacted the victim,  who complained that an unknown juvenile–possibly as young as 8 or 10 years old–had walked up to him and kicked him.  The subject had also called him a slur based upon perceived sexual orientation when he kicked him. The contact was relatively minor, and the victim was not injured. The subject left the scene on a Metro bus with a teenage couple.
The victim explained that the teenagers had told the child to kick him and call him the slur, so he felt that they were ultimately at fault for the incident. He also told the responding officer that he was very upset, adding that he had experienced a similar incident at the same bus stop within the last couple of days with a different group of juveniles. The victim told the officer that he believed that he was being targeted based on his general appearance and the style of his clothing.  The responding officer attempted to locate the young subject and the older juveniles, but he was not successful.