By Carol Tannenhauser
Police have arrested the man who allegedly shot a Danish tourist in the back early Sunday morning, on West End Avenue and 103rd Street, for refusing to give him money, an NYPD spokesperson told WSR.
The suspect demanded a dollar, according to NBC. “The tourist said he didn’t have any money and kept walking…he ended up shot in the back.”
Narada Hayles, 36, was arrested on Monday at approximately 11:10 pm., and charged with Attempted Murder, two counts of Assault, Criminal Possession of a Weapon/ Loaded Firearm, and Reckless Endangerment.
Hayles lives at 201 West 98th Street. “The residence is for applicants only referred by DHS [Department of Homeless Services] that meet specific program requirements. On-site case management and clinical services are available,” according to the website. Clients are also referred there by the New York State Office of Mental Health.
The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside hospital where he remains in stable condition. “He’s expected to be okay,” police said.