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It’s been over a month since Tony Randolph Hunter, a gay man, was assaulted near BeBar on the evening of Sept. 7. After a stay in the hospital, Hunter was pronounced dead on Sept. 17. A day after Hunter’s death, police announced that the crime was not being classified as a “hate crime.”
Now, D.C. police have secured a warrant for the arrest of a Robert Hannah (pictured) in connection with Hunter’s death. About an hour ago, MPD sent out an “urgent bulletin” announcing that Hannah, who is known as “Rob,” is wanted for “Voluntary Manslaughter in connection with the beating death of Tony Hunter.” Hannah is described as “a 18-year-old black male (DOB: 8/11/1990), 5’7″ in height, and 148 lbs.” Police released this “Wanted” flier, which citizens are directed to distribute. Download the flier here [PDF].
Those with information about the case are directed to contact Detective Jed Worrell at (202) 645-9618 or 202 486-1596 (cell); Detective Jackie Middleton at (202) 645-5501 or 202 497-4606 (cell); or the MPD Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous tips can be called in to 1-888-919-CRIME, or texted to 50411.