As authorities proceed to uncover extra details about the mass capturing that passed off on the fourth of July in Highland Park, leaving seven lifeless and dozens injured, one other tragic American incident has caught the web’s consideration.
This time final week in New York Metropolis, a person was stabbed to loss of life in a bodega after attacking an worker. As HipHopWired experiences, 37-year-old Austin Simon entered the store final Friday, not lengthy after a girl had are available and tried to purchase some chips, however was finally despatched away.
Reviews declare (and movies present) that Simon was agitated, taking his aggression out on the worker (later recognized as 51-year-old Jose Alba), yelling at him and even shoving him to the bottom.
Although it seemed as if the youthful man would win at first, after a battle, Alba ultimately stabbed and killed his assailant – a transfer which landed him second-degree homicide and possession of a lethal weapon fees forward of his arrival at Rikers Island, the place he is being held on $250,000 bond.
Regardless of the costs, although, many who’ve seen the viral footage are arguing that the bodega employee was simply performing in self-defence, together with New York Mayor, Eric Adams, who stated, “It is apparent this gentleman was right here working, offering for his household and somebody got here behind the counter and what I considered was inappropriate.”
Others have echoed comparable sentiments, with many stating that the late 37-year-old was sporting an Amiri model shirt on the time of the incident. Whereas some clowned him for it allegedly being faux, others identified that his assault on Alba could be much more ridiculous if it occurred whereas he was sporting a $300 shirt over a $1 bag of chips.
Although some have despatched their condolences to Austin Simon, plainly a lot of the web is on Jose Alba’s facet proper now. Try Twitter’s reactions beneath, and faucet again in with HNHH later for extra information updates. RIP.