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Shane McClellan looking worse for wear after what he claims was a racially-motivated beating.
UPDATE: More information has come out about the slurs used

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Shane McClellan Says He Was Beaten Because of the Color of His Skin

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KOMO
Shane McClellan looking worse for wear after what he claims was a racially-motivated beating.
UPDATE: More information has come out about the slurs used against McClellan and police have located two suspects. Details after the jump.

Shane McClellan says he was just walking home from a friend's birthday party when he got jumped.

The 16-year-old was headed back to his West Seattle home last Tuesday around 2 in the morning when two men called to him from a stoop. They asked him for a light, but when he got close they knocked him on the ground instead.

McClellan says that his attackers -- one black, one either Asian or Pacific Islander -- punched and kicked him. Took his belt off and started beating him with it. Put a gun to the back of his head, put out cigarettes on the back of his neck and peed on him too. All because he was white.

"They started bringing up the past - like slavery - being like, white people did this," McClellan told KOMO News. "They said, 'This is for what your people did to our people.'"

McClellan says he was held on the ground for a while until he passed out. When he woke up, his money, coat and MP3 player were gone. He's now out of the hospital and police are investigating what they're saying may be a hate crime.

UPDATE: According to KIRO radio, a black man and a Filipino man matching the descriptions given by McClellan were picked up shortly after the attack.

The men were reportedly drinking and smoking the same brands found at the crime scene and had dried blood on their hands. Neither were arrested, but McClellan is expected to identify them today.

According to court documents, the pair yelled that "the white man" was keeping them down as they whipped and peed on the boy. They also reportedly said "this is for enslaving our people" while holding a gun to his head and a knife to his throat.

After the four-hour ordeal, McClellan was left with a broken nose, chipped teeth and bruises all over his body.

 
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