Teen Called Anti-Gay Slurs, Beaten After Queens Party, Dies

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — An teenager who was savagely beaten after he left a birthday party in Queens died at Jamaica Hospital Monday night.

Carol D’Auria talks to the victim’s cousin

Anthony Collao, 18, attended a birthday party in an abandoned home for two friends in Woodhaven that had been advertised on Facebook. According to police, there was a $7 cover-charge for party attendees. Later in the evening, five uninvited gang members crashed the party and refused to pay the $7. 

The party crashers then started trashing the  home — breaking windows, writing anti-gay slurs on the walls of the home and also started yelling anti-gay slurs to Collao, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.

Callao’s cousin said he sensed trouble and decided to leave the party. That is when he was chased, slammed against a car, and beaten, stomped and kicked, police said. His friends told the gang members that Callao was not gay and had a girlfriend, D’Auria reported. It is unclear why Callao was targeted.

Four suspects — Alex Velez, 16, of the Bronx, and Nolis Ogando, Christopher Lozada and Luis Tabales, all 17 and from Queens – were arrested soon after the Saturday incident. A fifth suspect remains at large.

They suspects were arraigned Monday on charges of manslaughter and assault in Queens Criminal Court and were each held on bail of $100,000 to $200,000.

Collao was on life support following the beating until his death. Callao lived with his family in Bethpage. The family runs an ice cream shop in Queens and moved to Long Island three years ago.

A recent high school graduate, Callao was going to follow in his father’s footsteps and work in an ice cream shop.

  • Alfredo Cordero

    Hi my name is Alfredo Cordero and I live In South Florida. I am so shocked and full of sadness. I just found out today August 28, 2011 about Anthony’s death, while searching for his Father over the Internet. I am a friend of his Father ” Mr John Collao And Mother Sandra.Can someone here tell me if they know any of Anthony’s relatives and if anyone does ,can you please give them my email address? gregcordero@hotmail.com I can’t even explain the sadness that I feel. I’m in shock. I knew Anthony since he was a kid OMG. I can not believe this. Please anybody let Mr John Collao know that I want to talk to him. We lost contact many years ago and never heard from him again . Please once again can someone let him know? Thanks. And may God Bless Anthony and his Family

  • J

    Death penalty anyone ??? Now lets say this poor kid had a gun, feared for his life and, killed those 3 clowns, What do you think would happen? Of all places not a cop in Jamaica Queens. Look how this sounds- a high crime ares with ghetto trash.

  • 0926

    My boyfriend is the cousin of the victim…he had to be there to watch his cousin die after being beaten for being in the wrong place in the wrong time…this is absolutely ridiculous. Each and everyone of these kids should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, i see personally how the family is affected

  • Carmen

    May God punish these young men to the fullest for killing an innocent person.

    My prayer goes out to the family of this young men, that was killed for no reason.May God bless You Anthony.

  • Auburn Dale

    These four and their lawyer will try to claim that, even though they shouted gay slurs, their attack still isn’t a “hate crime” because the victim wasn’t really gay,

  • 1608

    You don’t sound any better.

  • sbnewyork

    Our legal system does not work for crimes such as this. They should immediately be executed. End of story. They have no right to exists on this earth and may they all rot in hell for what they did to this innocent young man.


    Damn, we are all at risk just for existing. What do you say to this-they just beat him -I really want to have hope but when I read sh@# like this, it’s very hard…

    Yeah they are kids themselves who may never have had a chance-I get that-but they deserve to be punished and you know what, it still won’t bring this young man back
    Why did they even get bail? Rhetorical, of course

  • HaDYoMsiS

    i think Mr. Armenia is the one who is clueles….a dummy….and never gets out i mean other than answering your front door and getting the morning newspaper thats not going out…lol
    next time keep your heartless dumm senceless comments to your self you…ignoranus!! lol. and so what if they were first time offenders or not. (people what he meant to say is thay they are first time violent offenders that killed an innocent kid just becuse they thought he was gay) i think “Mr. Armenia” should be locked up with those 5 indivituals and let them have their way with you and while your in there with them i think you should attend some college courses so your thought can brighten up and maybe you’ll see life different way.

    the truth is that these guys are still youngsters compared to those serving a life sentence’s, they are babys so the system might be able to rehab them(at our expence) and turn their life around. depending on the indivitual every one deserves a second chance. just like Mr.Armandina there….lol

    • LuisVargas

      your name should be HaLyTosis…
      You utter nonesense, killers and thieves do not deserve a second chance, they are wasting our tax dollars, i deserve a second chance at getting health care, but instead our tax dollars go to criminals..immigrants from an ugly carribean island.

  • chino

    the 5th suspects mother should go to jail for kicking him out in the street. it was just a matter of time before calvin went to big time crime he was in and out of trouble and his mother chose a crackhead man over her son. what did she expect to happen to him

    • John

      thats true

  • Mr. Armenia

    They do need to serve some time in jail.
    Also are they first time offernders?

    • John

      no there not they have offences maybe one kid who was clean in that group not too long ago a few of them were arrested for rape.and got away with it as well stealing cars and stuff they done and never got caught for.there loser who hang out on Jamaica ave in woodhaven and sell drugs.

  • Heartbroken

    I was at the court house Monday night when they were arraigned four hispanic kids who lost they souls to be in prison for they entire life!! I was so heart broken to see teenagers with that much anger!! Trust me when I say they look like harmful teens!! This was definintly an eye opener!! I want home and talk to my sons!! I wanted to cry cause I couldn’t believe it!!! To hear one of them had on the victims hat when the cops found him was a slap in the face!!

  • Mr. Armenia

    1608 I go out alot.

  • tallman

    Very sad.

  • Bernie Sanders

    its a shame there is so much hate in this world ! its horrible ~

  • HaDYoMsiS

    “Are the organizers of the party gonna be issued summonses for charging admission to party and having a party without a permit?”

    dummy, this was a house party. you wouldnt know about that.

    “Did Mr. Collao make remarks towards the gang?”

    so if he did, he deserves to die Mr. Armenia? tell us.

    “Also why did he attend an illegal party.”

    a dumm question again…because thats what we do in the hood. we go to party’s but once again you dont know about that.

    so people please….this young man did not deserve to die this way. i believe that when it comes down to it MR. ARMENIA agrees with me right? right…am pretty sure you wouldnt like to be stomped and kicked to death just because you attended a party that charged a $7.00 fee or served liquor……its just not right.

    • Mr. Armenia

      HaDRoMsisS you are the dummy. I never said he deserved to die. Its common sense that if you open your mouth to people in a gang that you can expect trouble.

      It is illegal to charge admission to a house party you need a permit plus a liquor license to serve alcohol.

      • Joel

        Wow…never been to college before, Mr. Armenia? Sure, it may be illegal to charge for a house party, but it’s also an EXTREMELY COMMON event on this nation’s college campuses.

  • Bill

    Stay classy, heteros. ALWAYS stay classy.

    And peaceful, too. Always stay peaceful.


  • MR Leo

    Give em all 100 years, then a life sentence!

    • Mr. Armenia

      why 100 years?

    • Mr Leo

      Well make it 200 years!then!

    • Mr Leo

      They should have been indicted for first degree murder instead of a manslaughter charge!

      • Mr. Armenia

        This is a case of self defense so murder charges are not apprpriate.

      • Michael H.

        Why self defense? Please elaborate. If you have evidence that exonerates these thugs I’m sure the police would love to see it.

      • Mr. Armenia

        They crashed the party Michael H and maybe they were attacked.

  • Joseph Didonato

    If this isnt a HATE CRIME, i dont what is! !! God bless his family.

  • Animals

    Get these animals off the street.

    • rigss

      your very right sir.. or maybe ask the gang inside the prison to to beat them all to death to…

  • Mr. Armenia

    Are the organizers of the party gonna be issued summonses for charging admission to party and having a party without a permit?

    Did Mr. Collao make remarks towards the gang?

    Also why did he attend an illegal party.

    If there was alcohol served summonses should be issued to those at the party under 21.

    • Jimmy

      Blaming the victim and going off on a completely irrelevant tangent. That’s the spirit.

      • Mr. Armenia

        jImmy aint blaming the victim just proving a point.

      • Michael H.

        What point is that, Mr. Armenia? That you’re a bit of a prick?

    • nathan

      Your proved a point almighty. You’re freaking clueless.

      • Mr. Armenia

        No you are clueless.

        Why did he attend the party?

      • Michael H.

        Why did he attend the party? He’s a teenager. Teenagers go to parties. I’m guessing from your attitude that when you were a teenager you never got invited to the parties which is why you’re such a miserable person.

    • 1608

      Mr. Armenia I can deal with the comments u make, but talk about DUMB. You should get out more a LOT more.

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