A man accused of driving a U-Haul truck onto a Brooklyn sidewalk striking nine people and killing one has been identified
ABC7 News reports Weng Sor, 62, admitted to striking three to four people during questioning by police and stated he had hoped police would shoot him. Sor reportedly has a criminal record dating back to 2005 in Nevada. The suspect’s family says he has a history of mental illness and once served time for stabbing his own brother.
“Very frequently he’ll choose to skip out on his medications and do something like this,” Stephen Sor is quoted by USA Today as saying. “This isn’t the first time he’s been arrested. It’s not the first time he’s gone to jail.”
“He’s a schizophrenic. He’s crazy,” Daryl Singer, Sor’s brother-in-law told The New York Post.
“I always said he’s probably going to kill himself one day, that’s the way I saw it. He just doesn’t know how to lead a normal life.”
According to NBC News, the fatality victim is 44-years-old while the others injured range in age from 30-66.
“I am praying for everyone who was injured today in Brooklyn, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted.
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