Man charged in killing of homeless man in New York City

NEW YORK (WHDH) - 28-year-old James Harris-Jackson, a military veteran from Baltimore, has been charged with fatally stabbing a homeless man, 66-year-old Timothy Caughman, with a sword earlier this week.

Harris-Jackson turned himself in late Tuesday night while carrying two knives.

Police say Harris-Jackson told them he traveled to New York to target black men.

Investigators say he was staying at a hotel in Manhattan after taking a bus to New York City last Friday.

Surveillance video captured Harris-Jackson running through the streets with the murder weapon after allegedly stabbing Caughman several times Monday night.

Police say Caughman went around the corner to a local precinct for help. They took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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