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Three Men Arrested For Hate Crime Shooting, Shouted ‘Faggots,’ ‘Tranny’

Two men and a teenager have been arrested for an anti-LGBT shooting in Brooklyn.

On Saturday, 22-year-old Cody Sigue, 21-year-old Matthew Smith, and 17-year-old Tavon Johnson were arraigned on multiple assault and hate crime charges.

Johnson and Sigue are charged with menacing and aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

Smith is charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and attempted murder along with the hate crime charges.

Police say the three men accosted three men who were wearing women’s clothing and called them “faggots” and “tranny.”

Police say that the victims attempted to get away but Smith pulled out a .40-caliber gun and shot the victim in the buttocks.

The unidentified 22-year-old victim was treated at Brookdale University Hospital.

Police found six gun casings at the crime scene and say multiple eye witnesses helped them identify the suspects.

Police say Smith has “an extensive arrest history” with 14 arrests on his record.

“It’s messed up,” said Daquan Ruddock, a gay resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant. “That shows how gay people can’t walk around in the street without someone saying something or doing something towards them. It’s sad.”

“It’s a violent neighborhood,” said local barber Eric Dowling. “A lot of things happen. It’s a sad thing it happened to him.”

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  • Thom Lee

    Disgusting! Their the normal ones. Right? Hope they get what they’ve earned! SAMF’s