VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) –
Two men face charges in connection with an attack in Vancouver early Sunday morning that investigators believe was racially-motivated, according to court documents.
According to court documents, one of the suspects called Boorujuy a racial slur several times during the attack.
Both suspects appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Friday on suspicion of first degree assault. Hotchkins faces an additional charge of malicious harassment, which is a hate crime. Both men are scheduled to be arraigned on April 24.
Two men are accused of a racially motivated assault in Vancouver’s Rose Village Sunday in which one of the suspects allegedly attempted to shoot the victim but beat him with the gun when the weapon wouldn’t fire.
Zachery L. Hotchkins, 22, and Robert E. Mitchell IV, 18, both of Vancouver, appeared today in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree assault. Hotchkins also was held on suspicion of malicious harassment, which is a hate crime.
“The victim was called a ‘cracker’ multiple times during the assault,” said Deputy Prosecutor Dan Gasperino.
That’s a racial slur referring to a white person.
During the attack, Boorujay was repeatedly called the racial slur, according to court records.