Suspects identified in Kennesaw State University attack

A Kennesaw State University student said he wants justice after an alleged racist attack.
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 10:27 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - UPDATE: Arrest warrants have been obtained for Gauge Dakota Stanley and Kole Zuba Reasoner. The pair have been charged with aggravated battery and battery.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Kennesaw State University student said he wants justice after an alleged racist attack.

Jalique Rosemond claims he was beaten and called racial slurs outside of his off-campus apartment.

According to Rosemond, two white men approached him Saturday night after he arrived at his home.

Rosemond told Atlanta News First he told the men, who claimed he was driving recklessly, to leave him alone.

“They still continued to say racial slurs, they referred to me as black boy multiple times,” he said.

According to Rosemond, that’s when things got violent.

Rosemond claims the two men attacked him in what he calls a hate crime.

“They did hit me, which lead me to bump into their Jeep, which later caused me to fall to the ground,” Rosemond said. “They kicked me in my nose and fractured, broke my nose.”

Surveillance video shows what appears to be part of the encounter.

Rosemond said he was eventually able to run and knock on his roommates’ windows for help.

Kennesaw Police responded and officers spoke with several witnesses in their incident report.

One witness claimed a white male was actually looking for help after the incident, but Rosemond and his roommate said he was the only victim.

“I want justice for my friend. I want justice for other people because too many situations happen in Kennesaw and people don’t know about it,” Rosemond’s roommate, who goes by Chief, said.

In October, officials at an apartment complex off of KSU’s campus confirmed to Atlanta News First that a racial slur was spray painted inside the hallway of the third floor of the building.

Kennesaw Police urge anyone who was there that night to call investigators at 770-429-4533.