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Alleged J’Ouvert attacker says he was too drunk to remember killing victim

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Alleged J’Ouvert attacker says he was too drunk to remember killing victim

The 20-year-old man who allegedly shot a young woman during J’Ouvert said that he was too drunk to remember the attack.

Reginald Moise has been charged with second degree murder in relation to the death of Tiarah Poyau, who was shot through the eye during the festival after she reportedly and repeatedly told a man to get away from her.

Moise claimed that he had brought the gun with him for “protection” but that he had never fired a gun before. He said that he did not remember anything from the festival except “drinking and dancing” and claimed that if he did shoot Poyau, “it wasn’t intentional.”

— Families mourn two young people shot and killed at J’Ouvert in NYC — 

“I think of that night, and I just don’t see me shooting her,” he said.

After the shooting, Moise ran to his girlfriend’s apartment, and there, he fired two shots into the mirror while still drunk.

Moise allegedly made statements to investigators indicating that he had been the one to shoot Poyau, at one point saying, “The gun went off, I’m not sure.”

Moise was arraigned on Wednesday on a second degree murder charge as well as on counts of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

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