Joden Rocco, a white male, fatally stabbed 24-year-old Dulane Cameron Jr in the neck, before flagging a cop car for a ride home.
Before the gruesome murder, Rocco had uploaded a video to Instagram where he said he was going to play a game and see how many times he could say the N-Word inside a Pittsburgh bar before being thrown out.
In the wee hours of Sunday (Aug. 19) a shirtless Rocco was denied entry to the Tequila Cowboy, and on his way out, surveillance footage shows him walking along North Shore Drive in the direction of PNC Bank where he ran into Cameron Jr and his friend who is also black.
Without provocation, he then attacked two men and stabbed 24-year-old Cameron in the neck, killing him on the spot.
Footage later shows Rocco coming back into view and placing something in his pocket, which investigators later learned was the pocket knife used against Cameron Jr.
Vibe reports that Rocco then flagged down a police car and asked for a ride home, but was apprehended instead when witnesses identified him as Cameron’s killer.
He is being held inside Allegheny County where he’s been charged with criminal homicide and possessing an instrument of crime, even as an online petition has been launched urging that he be charged with a hate crime.
Meanwhile, Cameron Jr’s father, Dulane Cameron Sr said he’s already made peace with his son’s killer.
‘As Jesus, humble on the cross, said, “Father forgive them; they know not what they do.” And I’m feeling the same way,’ he said.