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Miami Beach Pride assailants surrender to police

Four suspects involved with the Miami attack on a couple surrender to police.
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7 News Miami

The four men wanted for beating up a gay couple during Miami Beach Gay Pride last weekend surrendered to police on Tuesday two days after the incident was caught on camera.

Before the assault, one of the attackers was allegedly heard yelling homophobic slurs at victims Rene Charlarca and Dmitry Logunov. The group then began punching and kicking the couple before fleeing.

Both men suffered cuts and bruises and Logunov was knocked unconscious. A good Samaritan named Helmut Muller Estrada was also knocked out and needed stitches after he tried to break up the attack.

Videos of the assailants went viral and Miami police put out a call to the public for help in finding the four men.

The men seen in the video: Adonis David Diaz, 21; Juan Carlos Lopez, 21; Luis M. Alonso Piovet, 20; and Pablo Reinaldo Romo-Figueroa, 21, surrendered on Tuesday and were charged with three counts of aggravated battery before being released on bail and a trial date according to NBC 7 Miami

It is still yet to be determined if the assault was hate-related. State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle is working with the Hate Crimes Unit to “evaluate this incident thoroughly.”

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber called the incident “despicable” and his city will do "everything they can do to investigate it.”

"We’re not going to tolerate intolerance, to put it simply,” he said. “That’s how we feel, and that’s how we’re gonna act,” said Gelber.