From the Daily News:
The beating death of a teen at a Queens party by a pack of brutes screaming anti-gay slurs is being investigated as a hate crime, police said Tuesday.
Anthony Collao, 18, a recent high school graduate from Long Island died Monday at Jamaica Hospital after being taken off life support, cops said.
He was beaten "within an inch of his life," after being chased down Saturday night outside the Woodhaven birthday celebration by a pack of party crashers, police said.
The five suspects forced their way into the party - which was advertised on Facebook - and refused to pay a $7 cover charge.
Once inside the house - an abandoned home on 90th St. with no electricity - they began busting windows and picking fights, witnesses said.
The teens also flashed gang signs, yelled slurs and scrawled epithets in red marker on the walls, said the two party hosts.
[NYPD Commissioner Ray] Kelly said there were roughly 45 people at the party, including the five suspects.
Cops quickly caught up to four of the suspects - Alex Velez, 16, of the Bronx, and Nolis Ogando, Christopher Lozada and Luis Tabales, all 17 and from Queens - arresting them soon after the incident.
Lozada was caught wearing the victim's Atlanta Braves baseball cap, and the others were covered in blood, sources said.
And a 5th suspect was arrested after posting about the attack on Facebook.