NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The man accused of chasing a teenage girl into traffic where she was then hit by a car has been indicted.
Authorities arrested 23-year-old Kevin Ramtahal of Queens on Dec. 6.READ MORE: COVID Progress: CDC Announces What Fully Vaccinated People Can Do
On Monday, Ramtahal was charged on 18 counts including reckless endangerment, aggravated harassment and menacing,
Police said Ramtahal was threatening people around 7:40 a.m. near 110th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens.
The suspect allegedly yelled “I’m coming for you” at Amara Wilks and started chasing her. She got scared and darted into traffic, where she was struck by a car.READ MORE: Broadway Trombonist Leads Dozens In Virtual Performance To Inspire Young Performers On International Women's Day
Just a few blocks away, her father, Omar Wilks, was on duty as a firefighter when he responded to what he thought was a routine accident.
“When we get justice is when he gets seven years in prison. For us, that’s the benchmark of justice. Anything less is a miscarriage of justice,” Omar Wilks said.
Police say Ramtahal is emotionally disturbed.MORE NEWS: Meghan Markle's Admission To Mental Health Struggle Could Encourage Others To Seek Help, Expert Says
The court ordered he undergo psychiatric evaluation. He’s being held without bail.