Man Accused of NYC Killing Came to City to Attack Blacks


Police released a video showing the man believed to be the attacker running from the scene of the stabbing, along with a photo.

Caughman, 66, died at a local hospital where he was being treated for his injuries.

Police had released surveillance footage of a suspect Tuesday night, but did not say if the man who turned himself in is the man seen in the surveillance.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

"He picked NY because it's the media capital of the world and he wanted to make a statement", Aubrey told reporters during an unrelated press conference on Wednesday.

Military records note that James Harris Jackson received an honorary discharge in 2012 after first being deployed to both Afghanistan and Germany as a private for the United States Army.

"It is believed he was specifically intending to target male blacks", NYPD Assistant Chief William Aubrey said during a Wednesday press conference. Caughman walked for a block before going to the Midtown South Precinct seeking assistance.

Police say a man traveled from Baltimore to New York City with one thing in mind - to make a statement in the media capital of the world by killing black men.

Jackson allegedly told police that just before he surrendered he had seen an interracial couple, thought about the two knives he had on him, but ultimately chose to instead turn himself in.

"We're very fortunate it started at one and wasn't more".

The Baltimore Police Department was contacted Wednesday afternoon to assist in holding Jackson's residence for a search warrant.

Jackson has been charged with murder in the second degree, and officials may upgrade to hate crime related charges as the investigation progresses.