PITTSBURGH (AP) Activists say the stabbing of a 24-year-old black man outside a popular Pittsburgh bar should be investigated as a hate crime after video emerged of the white suspect using a racial epithet.
Joden Rocco is charged with homicide in connection with the death of Dulane Cameron Jr. Police say he started a confrontation with Cameron on a sidewalk near Tequila Cowboy early Sunday and stabbed him in the neck.
An Instagram video posted by WPXI-TV shows 24-year-old Rocco saying that he”s trying to see how many times he can use a racial epithet before being thrown out of bars.
A spokesman for District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala says no decision has been made about additional charges.
The Allegheny County Public Defender”s office is representing Rocco but says it can”t comment.