AVP has learned of an anti-gay "hook-up"-related robbery on Manhattan's Upper West Side which occurred on Saturday, October 25th. According to media reports, the survivor, age 30, met a man online through Badoo.com and invited a man to his apartment. When the survivor answered the door, three men were there, one pulled a gun and all three robbed the man oh his MacBook Pro, iPod, LG cellphone and Xbox game console.
AVP has learned of an anti-LGBTQ hate violence incident that occurred in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn on Sunday, October 26, the fourth anti-LGBTQ incident to occur in Brooklyn since late September. According to DNAinfo, two lesbian-identified women were leaving One Last Shag on Franklin Avenue around 2:30 a.m. when a man making derogatory remarks about their sexual orientation physically attacked them. The women were brought to Kings County Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the disturbing hook-up related homicide of Manuel Hakimian in Norristown, Pennsylvania. According to local media reports, Chad Marshall Wilcox, age 28, placed a Craigslist ad for men seeking sex with men, which was answered by Manuel Hakimian, age 36. It is alleged that Wilcox robbed, tied up, and killed Hakimian, whose body was later discovered by relatives on September 21st, 2014. After using the victim's credit cards across multiple states, Wilcox was finally arrested in North Carolina, and has been arraigned on charges of first-degree murder, robbery and related offenses.
AVP has learned of an intimate partner violence (IPV) homicide which occurred on Friday, October 24th in Canarsie, Brooklyn. According to local media reports, Samuel Joseph, age 27, stabbed his live in boyfriend, Ledaryl Burns, age 38, to death following an argument. Joseph was arrested at the scene.
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