Killing of Gay Man Spurs Rally

Protesters of antigay violence held a march in Greenwich Village on Monday that ended at the site where Mark Carson, 32, was fatally shot early Saturday.

The police filed murder and weapons charges on Sunday against Elliot Morales, 33, who was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court, also on Sunday. The police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, has characterized the shooting as a hate crime.

A rally against antigay violence was held on Monday in Greenwich Village, with a march ending at the site where Mark Carson was shot and killed early Saturday.Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times A rally against antigay violence was held on Monday in Greenwich Village, with a march ending at the site where Mark Carson was shot and killed early Saturday.

Jacqueline Bumpars said on Monday that her son Mark Carson, 32, “was smart, funny, came through when you needed him.” Ms. Bumpars, with Lonnie Barber, Mr. Carson’s stepfather, said, “Mark wouldn’t hurt a fly, but he can fight like a lion.” Robert Stolarik for The New York Times Jacqueline Bumpars said on Monday that her son Mark Carson, 32, “was smart, funny, came through when you needed him.” Ms. Bumpars, with Lonnie Barber, Mr. Carson’s stepfather, said, “Mark wouldn’t hurt a fly, but he can fight like a lion.”

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