A 17-year-old suspect within the deadly stabbing of dancer O’Shae Sibley has been charged with homicide as a hate crime and prison possession of weapons, officers introduced Saturday.
Sibley, 28, was stabbed to demise at a fuel station in Brooklyn final weekend after doing the “vogue” dance transfer to a Beyoncé track.
A good friend of the dancer stated he was surrounded by a gaggle of males who shouted anti-LGBTQ slurs after he began dancing, resulting in the tragic stabbing.
Joseph Kenny, assistant chief within the NYPD’s detective bureau, stated the arrested teen is the one individual charged in reference to the homicide.
He didn’t identify the individual arrested, however stated he’s from Brooklyn and attends a close-by highschool.
O’Shae Sibley, a 28-year-old homosexual skilled dancer, was stabbed to demise final weekend
O’Shae was a gifted dancer and choreographer from Philadelphia
Officials didn’t say whether or not the arrested teen will probably be charged as an grownup after arranging his give up via a lawyer on Friday.
Kenny famous that the choice was made to cost the teenager with a hate crime “based on the group’s statements at large.”
“You have a lot of anti-gay statements and a lot of derogatory statements – anti-black – from the group and from the defendant himself,” he stated.
The New York mayor additionally spoke on the press convention, decrying the homicide as “something that was clearly a hate crime.”
“This is a city where you are free to express yourself, and that expression should never end with violence of any kind,” Adams added.