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New York senior citizen charged in mugger's shooting death had warned local newspaper of rising crime

Charles Foehner, 65, allegedly shot a would-be mugger in Queens Wednesday morning

A New York man, who is now facing weapons charges after allegedly gunning down a man who tried to rob him, had previously warned a city newspaper that rising crime was destroying his neighborhood.

Charles Foehner, 65, was arrested Thursday after police searched his Kew Gardens home and found dozens of weapons, but he has not been charged with murder or manslaughter, court records show. His arraignment Thursday was postponed, and he was due back in court Friday morning.

Foehner was walking on 82nd Avenue in Queens early Wednesday when a 32-year-old repeat offender, Cody Gonzalez, approached him with an object in his hand and demanded cash and cigarettes, according to police.

Instead of turning over his personal property, he allegedly shot the would-be mugger in an exchange partially captured on surveillance video, which shows the older man backing away.



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Self defense is not allowed in New York. Nor is choking a criminal who is disturbing the peace.

The criminal definitely has the upper hand in New York.