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Moussa Diarra, a Manhattan parking attendant who was shot twice while confronting a suspected robber, then seized his gun and opened fire on the suspect, has been charged with attempted murder, police said. Moussa Diarra, 57, the night worker, was also charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the incident on Saturday, which unfolded around 5:30 a.m. when the attendant saw a man looking inside the cars on the second floor. from the West 31st Street garage, the sources said.
Believing the man was stealing, the attendant pulled him out and asked what was in his bag. Instead of cooperating, the man pulled out a gun, the sources said. Diarra reached for the gun and it went off, leaving him shot in the stomach and a bullet grazed his ear before turning the firearm toward the would-be robber and shooting him in the chest, sources said.
Moussa Diarra Age
Moussa Diarra is 57 years old.
Robber also charged with attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession
The suspect, The robber, identified as 59-year-old Charles Rhodie, was also charged with attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, as well as robbery, police said Saturday night. While police hit Diarra with attempted murder, it was not immediately clear if prosecutors would pursue the charge. The initial charges against Diarra sparked outrage and were reminiscent of the case of Manhattan bodega clerk José Alba, who was charged with murder after a fatal July 1 confrontation at his store with an angry customer who approached his counter and boarded it.
Family friend Mariame Diarra, who is not related to the aide, criticized the decision to hit the married father of two with charges. “That’s self-defense. The guy tried to steal his business,” she told The Post. “He is there for security. That is literally his job, to defend his business. …He takes his job seriously. … The attempted murder charge has no place there. He [thief] came looking for him at his job with his weapon, he [Diarra] has to defend himself”. A person who works near the garage, which is opposite the Moynihan train station, was also incredulous. “Are you kidding? That’s an April Fool’s Day joke, right? the worker asked about the charges against Diarra, adding: “How can you arrest a working man for defending himself?” Alba spent six days at Rikers before Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg dropped the controversial murder charge amid intense public pressure to do so. One police officer who learned of the attempted murder charge against the parking lot worker snarled, “People like Alvin Bragg have made this city unsafe, and this worker is a victim fighting back.” Moussa and Rhodie, who live in Manhattan, were kidnapped. to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition after the incident, authorities said.