By City News Service
Three suspected gang members were arrested for allegedly assaulting another man while making racial slurs in Carlsbad last month, police officials said.
The alleged attack happened in the 3500 block of Roosevelt Street near Magnolia Avenue about 2 a.m. on Aug. 23, according to Carlsbad police.
Three suspects, identified by police as Ugo Anguiano, 26, Stephen Barrera, 20, and Antonio Prieto, 23, allegedly assaulted a 19-year-old, and each allegedly directed numerous racial slurs at the victim, who is black, while claiming their gang affiliation, according to police officials.
The victim suffered several bruises and cuts that caused substantial bleeding, authorities said.
Members of the Vice/Narcotics/Intelligence Unit, which handles gang- related crimes, later identified Anguiano, Barrera and Prieto as suspects, police officials said. Search warrants were obtained for each of their residences, which turned up evidence related to the assault, authorities said.
All three were arrested Saturday evening on suspicion of committing a hate crime with a violent act and participating in a criminal street gang, police officials said.