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Police are making Boulder safer by closing a case involving bias-motivated crime towards a CU student.
Police have arrested the second, and final, suspect in relation to Saturday’s reported bias-motivated crime involving the assault of a Nigerian CU student, according to a Boulder PD news release.
Zachrey David Harris turned himself in to the police last night, and was charged with a bias-motivated crime at a Class 1 misdemeanor level and harassment, according to the release.
Olubiyi Ogundipe, the student assaulted, and a friend were near the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Street when men using racial slurs verbally attacked them.
The assault reportedly then turned violent. Suspect Joseph Coy, accused of punching Ogundipe, was arrested that night and has been charged for the case.
Harris, who was not evidently involved in the physical assault of the victim, was given a bond set at $10,000.
There was originally a third suspect Police believed to be related to the assault but Boulder Police Communication Coordinator Sarah Huntley said, after further investigation, the case is now closed.
“The third man thought to be a suspect was not involved,” Huntley said. “He was cooperative and there are no plans to charge him. This closes out the case.”
Police Chief Mark Beckner said the department is pleased to have quickly solved the case and apprehended those involved. He also stated in the press release that bias-motivated crimes would not be tolerated in the Boulder Community.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Carli Auran at Carli.firstname.lastname@example.org.