NYC Shooting Suspect Boasts “Gay Thought He Was Tough In Front Of His B****, So I Shot Him”

IMG_9137Elliot Morales, the suspect in the murder of Mark Carson in New York City, wasn’t just content to kill Carson for being gay. He boasted to cops about it afterwards. In just-released court documents, Morales told cops who caught him minutes after the May 17 shooting in Greenwich Village, “Gay thought he was tough in front of his bitch, so I shot him. Diagnosis is dead, doctor.”

Morales was arraigned in court on Tuesday on charges of the charges of second degree murder as a hate crime, menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon. The murder of Carson was the culmination of a homophobic spree which began when Morales threatened a restaurant worker with a gun while shouting anti-gay epithets. He then came across Carson and a friend, and shouted gay slurs at them, asking, “what are you, a gay wrestler?” Morales then allegedly followed Carson and shot him in the cheek, killing him.

Morales seemed anything but remorseful for killing Carson, according to the court documents. “He thought he was tough, and I shot him. It’s the last thing he’ll remember,” he told police.

“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 of Carson. “By instilling fear, hate crimes tear at the very fabric of our communities.”

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  • Polaro

    I am stunned. How does a man get to be such a callous killer? By hearing nasty people degrading gay people on TV and the radio and in their family and circle of friends. If yu think your gay bashing language does not make a difference, it does.

  • Kieran

    How did this cretin get a gun? Doesn’t he know New York has very strict gun laws
    forbidding the carrying of weapons? That’s the problem with these gun laws, people who break the law pay no attention to them.

  • Tommysole

    @Kieran: How does anyone get a gun illegally? He bought it on the street.
    As to him being a cretin?
    Yes he is!
    I am so sorry that a gay man died at this piece of shits hands and that many dont give damn as to it happening.

  • LubbockGayMale

    As for how he got the gun, he could go to any gun show in NJ, etc, and buy it. That’s all it takes!
    Hopefully the prison guard that pushes the needle in his arm will be gay!

  • Allen D.

    @LubbockGayMale: In New York, there is no death penalty for second degree murder. He’ll probably be out in 5-10 years.

  • Kangol

    Absolutely disgusting. Homophobia kills, literally in this instance.

    Elliot Morales should spend the rest of his pitiful, anti-gay life behind bars.

  • Stache1

    He’s going to use the “my mommy and daddy didn’t love me enough or I was abused as a child” defense. That’s why I’m a monster. Good luck with that bitch. Will see just how tough you are in prison.

  • Nyruinz

    So he had to pull out a gun to prove that he was the tough one? a coward at it’s best. People target gay men because hey think they have an easy win. These homophobes are going to run up on the wrong gay men and only then will they learn their lesson.

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