Two Men Charged for Shooting Prostitute in New York City

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NEW YORK, NY – Two men who hired a prostitute in New York City shot her. Now they have been arrested and are facing attempted murder charges.

According Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, the two men have been indicted
on Attempted Murder, Assault, and additional charges for shooting a woman whom they hired to
engage in prostitution, inside the Opera House Hotel.

District Attorney Clark said, “The defendants allegedly beat and robbed the victim, then
one of the defendants allegedly shot her in the leg, inside a Mott Haven hotel. Such violence will
not be tolerated.”

District Attorney Clark said the defendants, Kadeem Thompson, 29, of 202-15 Linden Boulevard, Queens, NY, and Robert Harris, 34, of 88 Livonia Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, have been arraigned on a 25-count indictment charging Attempted Murder in the second-degree, three counts of first-degree Assault, three counts of second-degree Assault, two counts of first-degree Robbery, two counts of second-degree Robbery, two counts of first-degree Burglary, two counts of second-degree Burglary, first and second-degree Criminal Use of a Firearm, two counts of second-degree Criminal Possession of Weapon, two counts of third-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, two counts of fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and third-degree Patronizing a Person for Prostitution.

Thompson was arraigned today before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas.

He was remanded and is due back in court on July 6, 2022. Harris was arraigned on April 13, 2022 before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas. Bail was set at $500,000 cash/ $500,000 bond/ $500,000 partially secured bond at 10 percent and he is due back in court on July 6, 2022. According to the investigation, on March 18, 2022, Thompson allegedly contacted and solicited a 29-year-old woman to engage in prostitution with him at the Opera House Hotel located at 436 East 149th Street. Thompson allegedly went to the woman’s hotel room at approximately 12:00 a.m. and told her his money was in his jacket outside and stepped out of the room. Thompson returned with Harris and both allegedly solicited the victim to engage in various sexual acts with them for more compensation.

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