A man has been arrested and charged with hate crimes for "anti-white" attacks in Central Park last week. Morningside Heights resident Edward Fall, 20, has been charged in two incidents in which he and a group of people allegedly shot pellet guns at white joggers in the park.
In the first incident, which occurred at 9 p.m. on August 17th, a 34-year-old man was jogging in the vicinity of Central Park North and the East Drive when he was shot in the head by a pellet gun.
In the second attack, a 36-year-old woman was jogging inside Central Park near 60th Street and West Drive on August 18th when she was shot in the head with a pellet gun. The woman told cops she observed three male blacks and two female blacks laughing and making racist statements towards the victim.
"Fuck you, you fucking white bitch," one member of the group told her, the victim recalled to the News. "Fuck white people." Fall has been charged with assault as a hate crime, reckless endangerment as a hate crime, and criminal possession of a weapon.
Police add that they are still looking for the other suspects.