Horrible news from NYC. Recently, the city has been experiencing a lot of hate crimes toward gay men. Late last night was really bad.
Here's the scoop:
A gay man was shot dead in Greenwich Village early today after he was chased out of a restaurant and called homophobic slurs, authorities said.
The 32-year-old Brooklyn victim was shot in the head at about midnight at West 8th Street and Sixth Avenue and died at Beth Israel Hospital.
His name was not released pending family notification, cops said.
The gunman ran five blocks before cops collared him at West Third Street and MacDougal Street, according to police radio transmissions.
The shooter appeared crazed and confessed to the shooting after he was nabbed, a police source said.
“It was a quickie. He shot him and he went straight to the ground,” said a bouncer at a nearby club.
“Half his body was lying on the sidewalk and half was on the street.”
City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn said she was horrified by the attack.
“There was a time in New York City when two people of the same gender could not walk the street arm-in-arm without fear of violence and harassment,” she said. “We refuse to go back to that time.”This is the pic of the suspect
more to come as the story unfolds