The assault took place at the intersection of Southwest Taylor Street and Broadway a couple blocks from the Multnomah County Justice Center in Portland. Love was there with his fellow rioters robbing a white man.
When a transgender woman tried to intervene and stop the rioters, they also robbed her. It was witnessed by Haner and his girlfriend Tammie Martin while they were in their pickup truck parked outside a 7-Eleven store nearby.
“I remember vaguely being on the ground” and trying to call Martin, Haner told KATU. “Then I don’t remember anything. Two days later I wake up and now I’m here.”
That night, Haner intervened to save the transgender woman but he was attacked by Love and his fellow rioters. A white woman tried to help Haner but she ended up being punched and tackled to the ground by the rioters and Martin was also attacked by a female rioter.
“(I have) seen her get struck a couple of times and I got between that,” Haner said of the Martin. “I was like, ‘This is not your enemy. What are you guys doing?’ They split off.”
When Haner tried to flee by driving off, the rioters tried to open his door. The vehicle crashed into a tree and the rioters dragged him out of it and assaulted him while he was helpless on the ground.
“I ain’t trying to hurt no one,” Haner told the rioters who were surrounding him. Love asked him, “What the f**k is you talking about, n****r?”
Love hit Haner repeatedly on the face, backed off then quickly returned and kicked the latter on the forehead, which left the victim unconscious as shown in the videos taken by witnesses. When police arrived, the victim was still unconscious.
An ambulance took Haner to a hospital nearby. On August 17, 2020, he was released from the hospital and continued recovering at home.
Because of the attack, Haner suffered from broken ribs and bruising. He is also likely to have a long-term vision damage, doctors told him.