Pasco police arrest suspects harassing two men for being gay

Pasco police

Pasco police are investigating a malicious harassment case in which four men are accused of picking on two other men based on their sexuality.

According to Sergeant Rigo Pruneda with the Pasco Police Department, officers were dispatched to reports of an assault a taco truck at 4th and Court streets early Sunday morning.

Before police arrived, four suspects had fled. They were later found near 2nd and Lewis.

Based on witness accounts, Sergeant Pruneda said, the four suspects got into an altercation with one of the victims.

One of the suspects had an injury to the head, Sergeant Pruneda said.

The four suspects have been identified as 38-year-old Oscar Mata of Othello, 36-year-old Pedro Contreras of Pasco, 24-year-old Ulises Reyes-Mata of Pasco and 37-year-old Jose Torres who is homeless.