Photos: Tilo Sandoval, suspect in brutal gay-hate attack on Jared Olson, surrenders to cops
Update: Yesterday, we told you about the naming of a suspect, Tilo Sandoval, in the brutal, bias-motivated attack against Jared Olson outside a local nightspot last week. See our previous coverage below.
Big photos, videos below.
Now, Sandoval has surrendered to authorities.
He's being held on a $30,000 bond and is expected to make his first court appearance tomorrow.
Here are the latest developments.
Just shy of 6 p.m. last night, the Denver Police Department tweeted the following:
UPDATE: Tilo Sandoval the suspect in a Bias-Motivated Crime at Alameda Ave. & Zuni on 9/2/13 turned himself into Denver Police— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) September 10, 2013
Sandoval is suspected of having shouted anti-gay slurs at Olson and a couple of friends in the parking lot of Sam's Hookah Lounge on September 2, then turned these violent words into actions. Olson sustained broken bones in his face, as well as chipped and dislodged teeth, in the attack.
In court this morning, Sandoval is expected to be advised of the charges against him: second-degree assault, assault causing injury and bias-motivated crime.
Around the time Sandoval surrendered, Olson shared a very personal post on the Justice for Jared Facebook page. In it, he shares his version of events and shows his class by pleading for the humanity of the person who inflicted so much damage upon him:
The profile photo on the Justice for Jared Facebook page.
A few days ago I told you all I'd make a video! That video has been made but it wont upload! Here I will tell you the story from my stand point instead! Keep in mind there were TWO other people with me! 2 friends and I went to Sams Hookah around 2:15 am on 9|2|13. We walked in to find the place empty after paying $5 at the door! After looking around we made a mutual agreement to leave! As we walked to our car, there were a group of about 8 people standing in between 2 cars to our right! Right when we got to our car door ONE guy started yelling at us! I got in the back seat passengers side and attempted to avoid the situation then my other 2 friends got in as well! He kept yelling the same exact thing as he was walking towards our car. I watched him walk to my door, open it, and punch me in the face! I had no idea that the other friend was also hit until later on. According to our driver, they were surrounding our car before we sped off! We left and I was dropped off at a local hospital. Keep in mind this was IN NO WAY WHATSOEVER provoked on our part! The Denver Police came up with the term "hate crime" and others on Facebook! I'd like to thank the numerous organizations and foundations that have reached out and offered help to me! My main concern is getting my teeth and face repaired. As you all know, MULTIPLE people have identified the suspect they are saying is involved with my case! For everyone that thinks they have a different story or version, I advise you to call the DPD and discuss it with them! I thank you ALL for your continued support. No matter the circumstance, the suspect is still a human and needs to be treated as one. PERIOD. Just like me that's somebody friend, kid or family! I appreciate it but please be respectful on all aspects from here on out! Love you all♥Continue to see our previous coverage.