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Killer In Anti-Gay Hate Crime Laughed As He Told Cops: ‘I Shot Him In The Face’

by David Badash on May 20, 2013

in Bigotry Watch,Discrimination,Hate Crimes,News

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The gunman who shot and killed a 32-year old gay man Friday night in New York City’s Greenwich Village reportedly laughed as he confessed to the police, “I shot him in the face.” Elliot Morales, 33, was caught within minutes by the NYPD as he fled the scene, after taking a silver .38 out of his pants and firing one fatal bullet into Mark Carson‘s head.

LOOK: Murder Of Mark Carson Is Fifth Anti-LGBT Violent Hate Crime In NYC In Under Two Weeks

The media fortunately has decided that this anti-gay hate crime murder deserves some attention. Perhaps it’s because anti-LGBT hate crimes are up a shocking 77 percent this year, or perhaps it’s because Carson’s murder is the fifth violent anti-gay hate rime in New York City over a period of less than two weeks.

LOOK: 100′s Attend Vigil For Mark Carson, Gay Man Shot Dead In NYC’s Greenwich Village

“It’s quite ordinary to see gay men holding hands in the streets of the neighborhood, which makes the murder of 32-year-old Mark Carson, walking with a friend just after midnight on Sunday, that much more horrifying: the killing was both targeted and random,” Alexander Abad-Santos at the Atlantic Wire reports today, adding:

Any gay man in New York could have been Carson.

The New York Daily News reported, “As he was being restrained on a sidewalk, he laughed and boasted: ‘I shot him in the face.’”

Today, starting at 5:30 PM EDT, the LGBT community, allies, politicians, and community leaders will convene at New York City’s historic LGBT Center in Greenwich Village to march in protest of this recent wave of anti-gay hate crimes.

 

Image by Ruby via Instagram

Related:

Some Blaming Race, Immigration, Diversity For Anti-Gay Hate Crime Murder Of Mark Carson

NYC: Midnight Vigil For Hate Crime Greenwich Village Murder Victim

 

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