Doesn’t sound like “serving and protecting” to us…
The hate-filled homophobe who shot a gay man at point-blank range in the West Village boasted of the murder moments after pulling the trigger, court documents claim.
“He thought he was tough, and I shot him. It’s the last thing he’ll remember,” Elliot Morales, 33, told cops according to court documents released at his arraignment Tuesday.
“Guy thought he was tough in front of his b—- so I shot him. Diagnosis is dead, doctor.”
Cops say Morales shot Mark Carson, 32, on May 17 while hurling anti-gay epithets in the neighborhood known for its deep ties to the gay rights movement.
The disturbed suspect shook his head as the charges of second degree murder as a hate crime, menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon were read out in Manhattan criminal court. He pleaded not guilty.
“This young man’s tragic death serves as a reminder of the discrimination that many of our family members, coworkers and friends still face,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said.
“By instilling fear, hate crimes tear at the very fabric of our communities.”
No friends or family appeared to be in the courtroom for Morales, who wore a white T-shirt. He remains in custody at Rikers Island.
So, no one knew this guy was a homophobic azzhole before they legally armed him??
Court papers charge that his deadly night of mayhem began just before midnight when he urinated outside of a restaurant on Barrow St.
A worker at the eatery chastised Morales, who then walked into the restaurant and flashed a gun while hurling homophobic slurs, according to documents.
Morales then left the restaurant and crossed paths with Carson and another man. Morales let loose another barrage of anti-gay epithets and shot Morales in the head near West Eighth St. and Sixth Ave., cops say.
Moments later a police officer tackled the madman as he again brandished his gun.
His insanity was evident during his interrogation, excerpts of which were included in court documents.
“I keep bringing you deeper and deeper into my hell,” Morales allegedly said. “Just wait till I get these cuffs off, the first b—- cop I see I’m gonna take out.”
This guy is gonna have SERIOUS problems in prison if he is gonna go around scream how he hates gays.