Crown Heights, NY – An arrest warrant has been issued and an international search is on for the man accused in the bias crime beating of a young black man in Crown Heights.
Sources said Yitzhak Shuchat, 25, a member of the controversial Shmira Civilian Patrol, fled to Canada, and is now believed to be in Israel, after police released his sketch in May in the attack on Andrew Charles, 20. Charles is the son of an NYPD detective.
Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes compared the group to the Crips and Bloods street gangs.
Another beating took place a month later in the same neighborhood. In that case, two black teens were arrested for an assault on a Jewish teen.
Namor Clarke, 17, was indicted for robbing and assaulting 16-year-old Alon Sherman, but no bias crime was alleged, authorities said.