Emily GirschMay 15, 2018, 8:08 pmMay 16, 2018, 2:35 pm

Sayreville man charged with murder after race-based attack on photographer

Jamil Hubbard, 25, allegedly targeted Jerry Wolkowitz, 55, because of his race


FREEHOLD — A Sayreville man has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree bias intimidation, and is also facing a third-degree weapons charge after allegedly brutally attacking a man in a case police say was racially biased.

Authorities say Jamil Hubbard, 25, snuck up behind 55-year-old photographer Jerry Wolkowitz on May 1, punching Wolkowitz in the head and face before dragging him into the parking lot where Hubbard ran over Wolkowitz with a car.

Hubbard is black, and Wolkowitz is white. Authorities say the two men did not know each other and that Hubbard targeted Wolkowitz because of his race.

One of Wolkowitz's family members told FiOS1 News that he remains hospitalized in critical condition and may never walk again.

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