Man Arrested for Hate Crime in Pellet Shooting of Central Park Jogger

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    Valeria Gonzalez

    Police say a man was arrested and charged for his involvement in a Central Park assault that is being investigated as a hate crime.

    The man, 20-year-old Edward Fall, allegedly shot a jogger with a pellet gun on Monday and was part of a group of people who the jogger said made anti-white statements against her.

    Fall has been charged with hate crime assault, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon. He faces the same charges for allegedly shooting another jogger in the same manner last Sunday.

    Police say four other people were with Fall when he shot the jogger on Monday, and that they also made anti-white statements, but authorities have not announced any other arrests.

    Information on a lawyer for Fall was not immediately available.

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