Juan Javier Cruz was murdered early Sunday morning after defending his gay friends from a drunk and violent homophobe.
The suspect, Nelson Hernandez Mena followed the group of friends out of the restaurant where they were eating. A bystander who was also injured in the shooting said that Nelson, was pissed off that the bystander had asked Mena’s dining companion for his phone number.
Mena then came after the group and shouted, “If we were in my country I’d kill all of you like rats. I hate you damned gays. I’m going to kill you all here.”
Javier Cruz was then shot dead with a handgun Mena pulled from his pocket, as everyone watched in horror.
Such a sad story and we hope Mr. Mena gets what is coming to him! Thank you for being an ally Juan, this should have never happened to you!
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