BUSHWICK — Three suspects have been arrested for shouting anti-gay slurs at a group of men dressed as women and shooting one of the them over the weekend, police said.
Cody Sigue, 22, Matthew Smith, 21, and Tavon Johnson, 17, got into an argument with the victim around 7 a.m. Saturday on Broadway near Putnam Avenue, according to police.
When the victim tried to run away from them, the suspects followed and shouted at them, according to court documents.
"Y'all f---ots, men dressing like women, tranny, drag queens," they allegedly shouted according to court documents.
Smith, who has a lengthy arrest record, opened fire at the victim, who was with three other people, as he fled, striking him in the buttocks, according to the court papers.
The victim was taken to Brookdale University Hospital in stable condition, police said.
Smith was hit with a slew of charges including attempted murder as a hate crime, assault as a hate crime and menacing as a hate crime. He was held without bail.
Johnson and Sigue were charged with menacing as a hate crime and aggravated harassment.
Smith had 16 prior arrests, Johnson had 2 prior arrests and Sigue had 2 prior arrests, police said. Details of their earlier incidents were not immediately available.