Assaulted SF Gay Man to be Taken Off Life Support
A gay man who was brutally attacked Sunday morning in San Francisco's gay-friendly Castro District will be taken off life support Thursday, San Francisco Bay Guardian reports.
Bryan Higgins, know to friends as Feather Lynn, was found unconscious and critically injured early Sunday morning outside a church without identification. He suffered a brain aneurysm as a result of the attack and he needed to be put on life support.
"Right now, we are just concerned with his spirit, and making sure everyone has a chance to say goodbye," his partner Brain Haggerty told the newspaper. "Too many factors came together in this situation. But the truth is he has left us."
Higgins, 31, will be taken off life support at 3:33 p.m. Thursday. At the same time, a vigil will be held at Duboce Park, which is located near where he was attacked.
The San Francisco Police Department say they have little information on a suspect but are looking for a white man who was caught on a security camera in the area. He has been described as being in his late 20s or early 30s and was wearing a dark colored hoodie. Sources told SFBG that Higgins' death is being considered an attempted homicide via assault with a deadly weapon.
"We haven't been in contact with anyone other than those immediately involved in Feather's passing," Haggerty said.
A friend described Haggerty saying goodbye to his partner in the hospital room to the newspaper: