everyone say rip to marc carson.
he was killed in the village due to a hate crime last night.
what confuses me is that the village is a known spot for gays in ny.
thats not my “scene” down there,
but that’s where everyone who is gay or cruising goes…
This is clearly a hate crime,” said New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
Marc Carson, of Harlem, was walking with a friend on Sixth Avenue near West Eighth Street, Greenwich Village, when they were approached by Elliot Morales, 33 and two other Hispanic males, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said, the New York Post reported.
One man snarled homophobic slurs at the men and asked them if they were “gay wrestlers,” Kelly said.
The men continued moving and made a right onto West Eighth Street.
Morales and one of his cohorts confronted the pair again and taunted them by shouting “faggot” and “queer,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said, New York Daily News reported.
One of the Hispanic men left and Morales and his partner continued to follow the victim and another man.
Both the victim and another man with him were wearing tank tops, cut-off shorts and boots.
“Do you want to die here?” Morales asked the victim.
He pulled out a .38-caliber revolver and shot Carson once in the cheek.
The violence follows a series of recent bias attacks on gay men in New York – 22 this year, up from 13 at the same point last year – but this was the first deadly one. Kelly said police were looking into possible links between the incidents.
however way you swing,
be careful out there wherever you are.