a New York City A parking garage attendant has been struck for attempted murder after confronting an armed robber and grappling with a gun before shooting the suspect.
Moussa Diarra, 57, is also charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the incident, which occurred around 5:30 a.m. Saturday.
Police said, according to the New York Post, that the flight attendant noticed a man looking at cars on the second floor of a West 31st Street garage in Manhattan. Diarra suspected the man was stealing, so he pulled him out and questioned him about what was inside his bag.
The man then pulled his gun on Diarra, who tried to grab the firearm. Shots were fired, leaving Diarra with a bullet wound to the abdomen and a bullet wound to the ear.
Diarra proceeded to point the firearm at the would-be thief and shot him in the chest.
The alleged thief, Charles Roddy, 59, has also been charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He also encounters a burglary chargethe police said.
Diarra and Rudy were taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition after Saturday’s incident in the parking garage.
The charges against Diarra stem from his defense of himself against an attacker after a similar incident last year. In July, Manhattan bodega clerk Jose Alba was charged with murder after a confrontation at the store with an angry customer who attacked him from behind his desk. Alba stabs and kills the attacker in self-defense but finds himself in Rikers Island jail for the murder.
Alba spent six days in jail until District Attorney Alvin Bragg dropped the murder charge amid intense public pressure.