Bragg’s Office Backs Off Initial Attempted Murder Charge

  • The suspect, who police identified as Charles Rhodie, 59, allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Diarra twice — one bullet struck him in the stomach, and the other grazed his ear — as the two men wrestled for control of the firearm.
  • Sources told The Post that Diarra allegedly gained possession of the firearm and shot Rhodie in the chest.
  • Both men were transported to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition and were placed in custody pending an ongoing investigation.