Police have arrested a man allegedly involved in a racially motivated incident Monday in New York City where a woman was shot in the back of the head with a pellet gun.
In a rarity with black-on-white crime, the 20-year-old man has been charged with a hate crime.
Edward Fall was arrested on Saturday and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon as part of a hate crime, according to The New York Post.
The Post reported that there was a second incident, both involving a group of black suspects targeting white joggers in Central Park.
In Monday’s attack, a white female jogger identified only as Hanna was shot, and was met with a salvo of racial epithets when she turned to confront her attackers.
“I turned around, and I said, ‘What are you doing? Why are you doing this to me? What’s wrong with you people?’” she said, according to the New York Daily News.
“F—- you, you f—— white bitch,” a women in the group said.
“All white people suck,” one of the men yelled.
Police also questioned a second suspect, described as “anti-white thugs” by the New York Post, and are doing lineups to identify a third suspect.
Fall was stopped for possessing marijuana when police found a pellet gun on him, according to the Post.
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