MANORVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man is facing hate crime charges, accused of terrorizing people based on his perception of their religion and sexual orientation.NYPD: New Video Shows Armed Suspect Before Deadly Bronx Shooting
Prosecutors say in November and December, Keller targeted one victim because that person was Jewish and another because Keller thought that person was gay.
It’s unclear, however, why others were targeted.READ MORE: CDC Announces New Mask Guidance For People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
“He shot a gun into establishments and residences throughout the county. He vandalized cars and posted extremely disturbing messages on Instagram,” Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said.
“This may have gone back and forth both ways. I think there’s a lot more to this case than we heard today,” said Glenn Obedin, Keller’s attorney.
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Keller faces up to seven years in prison if he’s convicted.