Tacoma police were investigating a possible hate crime Tuesday night.
The victim, described as a male prostitute, told officers he was in the 2300 block of Tacoma Avenue South and conversing with another person.
The other person’s “pimp” turned around and yelled at the victim. The “pimp” called the victim a derogatory name and punched him in the face, Tacoma police reported.
The victim suffered minor physical injuries. No arrest was reported.