In the early morning of April 4, 2023, Moussa Diarra, a parking garage attendant in Manhattan, was involved in a confrontation with an alleged armed thief that left him shot twice. Initially charged with attempted murder, Moussa’s case has since taken a turn as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office decided not to prosecute him pending further investigation. This incident has sparked outrage online, with many questioning why a hardworking man defending himself could be charged with attempted murder.
New York City parking garage attendant not prosecuted after being shot
On April 4, 2023, Moussa Diarra, a parking garage attendant, was involved in a confrontation with an alleged armed thief at the West 31st Street garage in Manhattan. During the altercation, Moussa was shot twice. Initially, he was charged with attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. However, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office has since decided not to prosecute Moussa pending further investigation.
Moussa Diarra attempts to seize the weapon of alleged thief
The New York Post reported that Moussa Diarra, a parking garage attendant, caught a man peeping into cars on the garage’s second floor. Suspecting him to be a thief, Moussa asked about the contents of his bag. The man refused to cooperate and pulled out a gun. Moussa tried to take the weapon, resulting in him being shot in the stomach and grazed in the ear. Despite his injuries, Moussa was able to turn the weapon on the intruder and shoot him in the chest.
Initial charges against Moussa Diarra caused outrage online
On April 4, 2023, a confrontation between Moussa Diarra, a New York City parking garage attendant, and an alleged armed thief resulted in him being charged with attempted murder. According to sources cited by the New York Post, Moussa caught an individual peeping into cars on the second floor of the garage and suspected him to be a thief. When Moussa enquired about the contents of the man’s bag, he did not cooperate and instead pulled out a gun. Moussa attempted to seize the weapon, resulting in him being shot in the stomach and brushed in the ear. However, he managed to turn the weapon on the intruder and shot him in the chest. While the alleged thief, Charles Rhodie, who has approximately 20 prior arrests, still faces charges, including attempted murder, the charges against Moussa Diarra have caused outrage online. Some people have questioned why a hardworking man would be arrested for defending himself. The charges against Moussa Diarra have reminded everyone of the case of John Chhan, who was charged with murder in a deadly July 1 altercation in his store with an enraged customer. However, it is important to wait for further investigation and official statements before drawing conclusions about the incident.