News posted late Saturday had to be an April Fool’s Day joke. It couldn’t be real. But as it turned out, it was very real and absolutely shocking.
According to NY Post:
A Manhattan parking garage attendant who was shot twice while confronting an alleged thief — then wrestled the gun away and opened fire on the suspect — has been charged with attempted murder, police said.
The overnight worker, identified by cops as Moussa Diarra, 57, was also hit with assault and criminal possession of a weapon charge in the Saturday incident, which unfolded around 5:30 a.m. as the attendant saw a man peering into cars on the second floor of the West 31st Street garage, the sources said.
Believing the man was stealing, the attendant brought him outside and asked what was inside his bag. Instead of cooperating, the man pulled out a gun, the sources said.
Diarra tried to grab for the weapon, and it went off — leaving him shot in the stomach and grazed in the ear by a bullet before he turned the firearm on the would-be thief and shot him in the chest, sources said.
Under normal circumstances, I would assume the charges would be dropped since Diarra was clearly doing his job and acted in self-defense. But this is Alvin Bragg’s Manhattan, so we can’t know for sure. The Soros-backed District Attorney has demonstrated a penchant for releasing criminals and charging the innocent.
But even if the charges are dropped, this portrays the current sentiment in New York City law enforcement. They have been tasked with ignoring crimes while pursuing social justice causes. This should be a no-brainer and Diarra should be commended by NYPD for his bravery. Instead, he’s wondering if he’ll be thrown in prison for years.