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NYC Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Defending Himself Against Would-Be Thief

A New York City parking garage attendant was arrested for attempted murder after defending himself against a would-be thief who shot him. The attendant, a 57-year-old man named Moussa Diarra, was at work at about 5:30 am on a Saturday when the incident happened. The thief, Charles Rhodie, was in the garage at the same time. He was going from vehicle to vehicle in a suspicious manner. Diarra confronted Rhodie, at which point Rhodie pulled a gun and shot Diarra. Diarra then wrestled the gun away from Rhodie and shot him twice in self-defense. Both Diarra and Rhodie were initially charged with attempted murder. They were also both charged with the possession of a gun due to the brief period Diarra had Rhodie’s gun. Alvin Bragg’s Manhattan District Attorney’s office eventually dropped the charges against Diarra. This only happened after 48 hours of Diarra being arrested and chained to a hospital bed.

SOURCES:

NYC parking attendant recalls life-or-death struggle with armed man at Midtown garage (EXCLUSIVE) – New York Daily News

Shot NYC parking-garage worker weeps while cuffed to bed

Manhattan Shooting: Attendant Shoots Suspected Car Thief at Parking Garage – NBC New York

Murder charges dropped against Midtown parking garage attendant accused of shooting thief – ABC7 New York

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