MURDERS

Unsafe Streets
New York City

Documenting the Impact of Homeless Addicts and the Severely Mentally Ill on the Community

ASSAULTS

FEBRUARY 2022

Hatchet Attack

Robert Griffith, a homeless man, swung a hatchet at a 42-year-old man taking the subway home after having dinner with his girlfriend.

FEBRUARY 2022

Beating

An unidentified homeless man hit a 30-year-old woman in the face with a metal pole. She was taking the subway home from her job as chef.

FEBRUARY 2022

Hammer Attack: Repeat Offender

William Blount, a homeless man with multiple prior arrests for robbery, repeatedly hit a 57-year-old woman in the head with a hammer as she was entering a subway station. The victim was hospitalized with a fractured skull.

FEBRUARY 2022

Stabbing

An unidentified homeless man stabbed a 35-year-old man taking the train home from orchestra practice three times in the neck. The victim received stitches to close puncture wounds that narrowly missed a major artery.

FEBRUARY 2022

Stabbing

An unidentified homeless man stabbed a 19-year-old riding the train home from work in the eye with a pair of scissors. The victim required multiple surgeries and is permanently blind in his left eye.

FEBRUARY 2022

Stabbing: Repeat Offender

Lateef Coleman, a man with many previous arrests including as an emotionally disturbed person, repeatedly stabbed a 22-year-old man breakdancing on the train.

FEBRUARY 2022

Feces Attack: Repeat Offender

Frank Abrokwa, a homeless man with a history of assault, smeared human feces on the face and hair of a 43-year-old woman waiting for the train.

JANUARY 2022

Stabbing

An unidentified homeless man was masturbating outside Penn Station when a man out with his wife confronted him. The homeless man slashed the other man’s hand with a razor.

JANUARY 2022

Stabbing

An unidentified homeless man slashed a 17-year-old boy waiting for the train across the forehead with scissors.

JANUARY 2022

Beating

Mercel Jackson, a homeless man, repeatedly punched in the head a 67-year-old woman walking to the grocery store.

DECEMBER 2021

Stabbing

An unidentified homeless woman stabbed a 32-year-old man who was riding the train in the stomach.

DECEMBER 2021

Stabbing

A homeless man stabbed a man waiting outside a pizza shop twice in the stomach and stole his iPhone.

DECEMBER 2021

Beating: Repeat Offender

Darrell Johnson, a homeless man with schizophrenia and a history of assault, attacked two women. He punched a 32-year-old woman who was walking on the sidewalk in the face, fracturing her jaw. The same day, he punched a 57-year-old woman walking her dog in the face, breaking several of her teeth and causing a gash across her face requiring plastic surgery.

OCTOBER 2021

Attacking a Child

Santiago Salcedo, a homeless man, grabbed a three-year-old girl as she was walking with brothers and grandmother, and attempted to run off with her.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Stabbing

An unidentified homeless man punched a 56-year-old woman walking to the supermarket in the face and head, then stabbed her in the back with a broken liquor bottle.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Beating: Repeat Offender

Vladimir Pierre, a homeless man with a history of assault and emotionally disturbed person arrests, attacked two women. He punched a 59-year-old woman waiting for the train in the head, causing her to lose her balance and fall onto the tracks. He also punched a 30-year-old waiting for the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens shuttle.

SEPTEMBER 2021

Beating

An unidentified homeless man repeatedly punched a 47-year-old woman waiting for the train in the face, breaking her nose.

AUGUST 2021

Attacking a Child

Shoshannah Johnson, a homeless woman, shoved a two-year-old girl walking with her mother, causing her to hit her head on the pavement.

AUGUST 2021

Hammer Attack

Jamar Newton, a homeless man with a serious mental illness, struck a 42-year-old man waiting for the train in the head with hammer, knocking him onto the tracks and necessitating 7 stitches to close the head wound.

JULY 2021

Scalding Water Attack

An unidentified homeless man ran up behind a 57-year-old man walking home from work in the Diamond District a threw scalding water on him, resulting in second degree burns to his shoulders and back.

JULY 2021

Stabbing: Repeat Offender

Ramon Castro, a homeless man with a lengthy arrest record, slashed a 34-year-old man in the face with a knife while he was waiting in line at a taco truck with his friends. The victim required 16 stitches to close the wounds on his face.

JULY 2021

Beating

Rashid Brimmage, a homeless man, hit a 92-year-old woman walking to the store, causing her to fall and hit her head on a fire hydrant.

JUNE 2021

Beating

Kamal Walker, a homeless man, repeatedly beat with a belt a woman taking a break on the sidewalk outside the bagel shop where she worked.

JUNE 2021

Beating: Repeat Offender

Alexander Wright, a homeless man with a lengthy arrest history, punched a 55-year-old woman, causing her to fall, strike her head on the pavement, and lose consciousness.

JUNE 2021

Pipe Attack

Wayne Welds, a homeless man, hit a 66-year-old man visiting Times Square in the head with a metal pipe.

JUNE 2021

Subway Shove

Edwin Guarcas, a homeless man, pushed a 62-year-old woman waiting for the train onto the tracks.

MAY 2021

Attacking a Child: Repeat Offender

Tyriek Martin, a homeless man, threw a large and heavy suitcase at a two-year-old sitting in a stroller, striking her in the face.

MAY 2021

Beating

Christopher Anderson, a homeless man, hit a 67-year-old man in the face, causing him to fall and lose consciousness.

MAY 2021

Stabbing

Three homeless men slashed a 31-year-old man waiting for a train with his wife and stepdaughters in the face with a knife, requiring him to receive stitches to his lips.

MAY 2021

Beating

Aniah Torres, a homeless woman, repeatedly punched and kicked a 60-year-old woman while attempting to steal her purse in the train station.

MAY 2021

Hammer Attack

Ebony Jackson, a homeless woman, hit a 31-year-old woman walking down the sidewalk in the head with a hammer.

APRIL 2021

Beating

Saul Babalonia, a homeless man, repeatedly punched a 57-year-old man waiting for the bus in the face, requiring him to receive 9 stitches to close a gash on his forehead.

MARCH 2021

Beating

Brandon Elliot, a homeless man, knocked a 65-year-old woman to the ground and repeatedly kicked her, causing her to be hospitalized with a broken pelvis and head injuries.

MARCH 2021

Subway Shove

An unidentified homeless man pushed a 26-year-old woman waiting for the train onto the tracks.

MARCH 2021

Stabbing

Finn Barbuto, a homeless man, stabbed two UPS workers taking the train into work. One victim required 22 stitches to close his wounds.

MARCH 2021

Stabbing

An unidentified homeless woman stabbed a 56-year-old man riding the train in the arm.

FEBRUARY 2021

Beating a Child

Elizabeth Galarza, a homeless woman, repeatedly punched a two-year-old boy sleeping in his mother’s arms on the train in the face.

FEBRUARY 2021

Subway Shove

Calvin Wilson, a homeless man with mental illness and a history of subway violence, pushed a 26-year-old man waiting for the train onto the tracks.

FEBRUARY 2021

Subway Shove

An unidentified homeless woman pushed a 54-year-old woman waiting for the train onto the tracks.

JANUARY 2021

Beating

Donnell Smith, a hopeless man, punched a 43-year-old woman working in Times Square as a costumed performer in the face.

JANUARY 2021

Beating: Repeat Offender

Jose Gonzalez, a homeless man, punched a 74-year-old man entering a train station in the face. In the previous six months, Gonzalez had similarly attacked four other strangers.

JANUARY 2021

Subway Shove

Malik Jackson, a homeless man, pushed a 43-year-old man waiting for the train onto the tracks.

DECEMBER 2020

Brick Attack

Christopher Guzman, a homeless man, hit a 51-year-old woman walking on the sidewalk in the back of the head with a brick. The victim required stitches to close the wound.

NOVEMBER 2020

Subway Shove

Justin Pena, a homeless man, pushed a 36-year-old man waiting for the train onto the tracks.

NOVEMBER 2020

Subway Shove

Aditya Vemulapati, a homeless man, pushed a 40-year-old woman waiting for the train onto the tracks. Miraculously, she survived being passed over by an oncoming train, requiring only stitches to close a head wound.

OCTOBER 2020

Subway Shove: Repeat Offender

Joshua Diaz, a homeless man with a lengthy assault history, pushed a 28-year-old woman waiting for the train onto the tracks.

SEPTEMBER 2020

Subway Shove

Kevin Harrison, a homeless man, pushed a 65-year-old train conductor onto the tracks, causing him to fracture multiple ribs.

SEPTEMBER 2020

Beating: Repeat Offender

William Morris, a homeless man with multiple previous arrests for assault, punched a 54-year-old woman walking down the sidewalk in the face, knocking out her teeth. Shortly after the attack, he punched a 47-year-old woman in the face.

SEPTEMBER 2020

Beating

Juan Ortiz, a homeless man, punched a bus driver in the face repeatedly.

JUNE 2020

Beating

Ahmed Kromah, a homeless man, punched a 73-year-old woman waiting for the train in the face.

DECEMBER 2019

Subway Shove

Jose Gonzalez, a homeless man, pushed a 55-year-old man waiting for the train onto the tracks, causing a head wound that required stitches.

JANUARY 2018

Beating a Child: Repeat Offender

Laurence Gendreau, a homeless man with a history of assault, grabbed a six-year-old boy sitting on his grandparent's front steps and threw him headfirst onto the concrete. The boy was knocked unconscious and hospitalized with a collapsed lung, two skull fractures, bleeding on the brain, and a concussion.

Sexual Assaults & Rapes

March 2022

Carl Phanor, a homeless man with previous arrests for assault, shoved a 39-year-old woman out jogging to the ground and then sexually assaulted her.

February 2022

An unidentified homeless man followed a 28-year-old woman home from the train station, grabbed her while masturbating, and punched her repeatedly.

December 2021

Darryl Phelps, a homeless man, punched a 23-year-old woman walking home from work in the face, then raped her.

December 2021

Tyrone Brown, a homeless man, knocked a 30-year-old woman leaving a subway station down onto the steps, put his hand under her skirt and yanked her tights down.

August 2021

Sinke Zewge, a homeless man with a history of rape and assault, choked a 40-year-old woman riding the train until she lost consciousness, and then tried to rape her.

April 2021

Kelvin Williams, a homeless man, grabbed a 24-year-old woman walking down the sidewalk by the throat, pushed her against a wall and demanded money, then pushed her against parked car and groped her.

December 2020

Elijah Kelly, a homeless man, pretended to be delivering a package, forced his way into a 27-year-old woman’s apartment, strangled her until she lost consciousness, raped her, and robbed her.

May 2020

Marlon Alvarez, a homeless man, climbed through a 15-year-old girl’s bedroom window as she slept, laid on top of her, and attempted to remove her clothes.

January 2019

Craig Ellis, a homeless man with multiple previous arrests, grabbed a 68-year-old woman who had just stepped into an empty church. Ellis dragged the victim into a bathroom, punched her repeatedly, and raped her.

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