DaShawn Horne, 26,  is fighting for his life at Harborview Medical Center, where he is suffering from traumatic brain injuries after a hate crime was inflicted upon him.

“You just never think it’s going to happen to you or so close to home," said his sister, LaDonna Horne.  

Earlier before the incident, Horne had spent the night with a young lady. It was her brother, Julian Tuimauga, who attacked Horn with a baseball bat on January 20. 

According to the police report, Tuimauga was outraged at the thought of his sister having sex with black man. In a video-surveillance camera footage by the neighbors, Tuimauga, can be heard saying the "N-Word" multiple times.

A Lyft driver who saw the crime take place overheard the attacker saying, “This is what happens when you bring black people around here.”  Tuimauga, was charged last week with first-degree assault and harassment.

Horne's brother, Obediyah Israel, set up a go-fund-me account to help raise funds for medical expense. Horne is a father and studied criminal justice at Eastern Washington University.