A 24-year-old man has been charged with the stabbing of two teens inside an Upper West Side McDonald’s this week, cops mentioned.
Jovani Bowen obtained right into a combat with the 14- and 16-year-old boys when one of many duo confronted the stranger for watching him contained in the fast-food joint on Broadway close to West 71st Street round 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, authorities mentioned.
“Why are you me?” one of many teenagers requested, in accordance with police.
The query sparked a melee that ended with Bowen stabbing the older teen within the again and eye, and the youthful boy within the left hand, cops mentioned.
Both victims have been taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center in steady situation, police mentioned.
Bowen, a member of the G-Stone Crips gang, was charged with assault, menacing and prison possession of a weapon, cops mentioned.
He has seven prior arrests, together with busts for assault and theft, cops mentioned.
“We are each shocked and saddened by this pointless violence amongst a bunch of younger individuals in our restaurant,” Bruce Colley, the proprietor of the quick meals location, mentioned in a press release.
“The security of our staff and clients is our high precedence, and we’re cooperating with the NYPD because the investigation strikes ahead.”