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NYPD arrests suspect in shooting of Denmark tourist

The man who allegedly shot a tourist from Denmark in a botched mugging on the Upper West Side has been arrested, cops said Tuesday.

Narada Hayles, 36, was picked up by police Monday and charged with attempted murder, assault, attempted robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, according to police.

Hayles is accused of approaching the 31-year-old tourist at West 103rd Street and West End Avenue around 3:30 a.m. Sunday and demanding he turn over his cellphone.

The tourist, who had left a party and was on his way back to a city hostel, balked and kept walking, according to police.

Hayles then allegedly shot the tourist in the back and took off, cops said.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Morningside hospital, where he was expected to recover.

The accused gunman was previously arrested late last month on grand-larceny charges after he allegedly swiped a sleeping man’s cell phone Aug. 10 while riding the subway in Queens, court documents show.

Hayles was busted when the sleeping straphanger woke up, noticed his phone was missing and asked to borrow an MTA conductor’s cell to try calling his number, according to the criminal complaint.

The tourist is seen in an ambulance after he was shot in the back early Sunday, Sept. 18.
The tourist is seen in an ambulance after he was shot in the back September 18.

Police investigate the scene where a tourist was shot.
Police investigate the scene where a tourist was shot.

A cone at the crime scene.
Narada Hayles allegedly demanded the tourist hand over his cellphone before shooting him.

When the victim dialed his phone, he spotted the stolen device ringing and lighting up in Hayles’ back pocket, according to the criminal complaint.

The victim followed Hayles to get back his phone and snapped a photo of the alleged thief to hand over to cops.

Hayles also has had three other run-ins with cops for alleged thefts, police said.

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