New York City
parking garage attendant was charged with
after an alleged violent confrontation with a thief. The attendant was shot twice during the reported robbery attempt, but managed to wrestle away the perp's gun and fire back at the alleged thief.
Moussa Diarra, 57, has been charged with attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon for his reaction to a thuggish robbery attempt in Manhattan, according to the
New York Post
Around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, a New York City man was reportedly looking into cars at a garage on West 31st Street. Diarra suspected that the man was looking for a car to steal. He asked the man to go outside and questioned him about the contents of a bag he was holding.
The man, Charles Rhodie, allegedly pulled out a gun and Diarra attempted to snatch the firearm. However, the gun was fired and shot Diarra in the stomach and another bullet grazed his ear. Diarra allegedly turned the gun on the shooter and shot Rhodie in the chest.
Both men were rushed to Bellevue Hospital and said to be in stable condition.
Rhodie, 59, was charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and burglary, according to police.
\u201cThe W 31st Street parking garage attendant (Moussa Diarra, 57) who was shot while confronting a suspected thief, then took the gun and shot the suspect, has been charged with attempted murder. https://t.co/CiU8QZfwXx\u201d
However, the office of Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg charged Alba with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Alba was sent to Rikers Island prison. Following public outrage, the
charges against Alba were dropped
and the bodega clerk was released from prison after six days. Bragg's office admitted that there was not enough evidence to prosecute Alba.
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