Who is Nathaniel Terry? Wiki, Biography, Age, Arrested, Attempted Murder

Nathaniel Terry

Nathaniel Terry Wiki – Nathaniel Terry Biography

Nathaniel Terry was charged with attempted murder. A homeless man who had been set on fire while he slept inside a Manhattan stairwell has died of his injuries, police said.

Video obtained by The Post of the brutal Nov. 5 attack shows the blaze slowly engulfing the unidentified victim’s body after his attacker took a handheld lighter to the man’s left leg at Samuel Gompers Houses on Pitt Street.

According to the footage, the attacker flees, and a second man walks over and by the victim as the flames build and fumes engulf the stairway. The victim’s body is entirely inflamed within moments.


He is 27 years old.

Nathaniel Terry Arrested

NYPD said that Terry, 27, who lives in the building, was arrested the day of the attack and charged with attempted murder, assault, and arson. The incident has now been ruled a homicide, police said.

Cops pronounced the victim dead Thursday. His identity remains unknown.

The 911 caller had initially said the victim had a crack pipe on his lap, and the pipe had ignited the clothes, police sources said.

The caller also said they had put water on the man as he burned.

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No one answered the door at Terry’s apartment Saturday. A neighbor said Terry lived there with at least three other people, including one older woman believed to be his mother.

Neighbor John, 36, said he found it hard to believe Terry would do something like the crime he is accused of.

“I can’t imagine him doing that,” he said. “Not with that guy. I’ve seen a lot of people coming and going from the apartment. Mom is disabled. They’re really on top of that.

“He has a girlfriend. They have dogs. He plays with my dogs at the dog park. I would never suspect he would do this. I don’t think he’s that kind of person.”

Police Report

Terry always seemed like “an upstanding guy,” John said.

He said the building could be rough, with homeless people sleeping in hallways and drug use out in the open.

A law enforcement source blamed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration for creating an unsafe environment at the building.

“A total unmitigated failure to protect the homeless, mentally ill, anyone suffering from addiction,” the source said. “Instead of providing safe, decent, affordable low-income housing — you have the homeless, the drug-addled camping out in stairwells turning the [Gompers] houses into an open-air drug market and makeshift shelter.”