Police: 3 arrested in alleged anti-gay attack, shooting of 22-year-old man

Three men were arrested in Bushwick for what police are calling an anti-gay attack. Police say a 22-year-old man who was dressed as a woman was walking with a friend near Putnam Avenue and Broadway

News 12 Staff

Sep 28, 2014, 11:49 PM

Updated 3,526 days ago

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Police: 3 arrested in alleged anti-gay attack, shooting of 22-year-old man
Three men were arrested in Bushwick for what police are calling an anti-gay attack.
Police say a 22-year-old man who was dressed as a woman was walking with a friend near Putnam Avenue and Broadway just after 7 a.m. Saturday. They were chased by the men, who eventually shot at them, according to police.
The suspects allegedly shouted homophobic slurs at the victim before opening fire. They have been identified as Cody Sigue, 22, Matthew Smith, 21, and Tavon Johnson, 17.
The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the backside. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Smith, who police say fired the shot, has been charged with first-degree assault, while Sigue and Johnson have been charged with menacing and third-degree hate crime.


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