An arrest was made in a vicious attack against a woman who was brutally attacked outside a Harlem liquor store after she declined a man’s offer to pay for a bottle of wine.
The NYPD said one of the suspects seen in the red coat, Tyrone Cooper, is in custody after getting arrested for another assault,
According to CBS2’s Cooper was taken into police custody on Sunday for a separate incident. He appeared in Brooklyn Criminal Court on Tuesday for allegedly choking and punching his girlfriend at an apartment building on 51st Street in East Flatbush.
Sources say the victim told police Cooper misunderstood something she said. The judge ordered him to be held on $3,000 bail. Following the viral video, Cooper was brought to the 32nd Precinct in Harlem and is expected to be charged in the attack outside the liquor store.
Criminal complaints from Brooklyn and Manhattan show he was arrested several times in the last year for other alleged assaults.
“There needs to be some penalties and he needs to be arrested and not back out on these streets. He needs to do some time,” community activist Tony Herbert said.
In Brooklyn, Cooper allegedly asked someone for money, punched them in the face and pushed them to the ground at the Clark Street subway station back in May. In Manhattan, the district attorney said Cooper was arrested multiple times last year for charges relating to fare evasion at the Canal Street station, and the West 34th Street station.
He is also facing charges of gang assault, menacing and harassment in connection to a slashing at the Church Street station last year.
Now that Cooper is in police custody, the victim in the Harlem attack posted on Instagram, “I couldn’t and still can’t understand why so much rage?”
She pointed out that two other suspects in her attack have still not been caught and said, “I’m healing well and continuing to appreciate life as it is … 1 down, 2 to go!”
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