(Aug. 9, 2019) Tahjee Lamar Hooper, 25, of Brooklyn, New York, was arrested on Aug. 3, after he was accused of beating and choking his girlfriend in their uptown rental.
According to a police report, the incident began after Hooper became angry with his girlfriend for putting on makeup.
Hooper accused his girlfriend of putting on makeup so that she could perform sex acts on another man.
The victim told police that after Hooper yelled at her that he began to hit her in the face and on the head multiple times.
She then claimed that Hooper began to strangle her and accused him of shoving her into the door, onto the dresser, onto the floor and on to the bed.
Later, two people came into the bedroom and attempted to get Hooper off the victim, the police report said.
Once the victim was free of Hooper’s grasp, she called the police and locked herself in the bathroom, as Hooper became violent again after learning the police were on the way, police said.
The officer reported that he saw a bump forming on the victim’s forehead as well as a small cut and some blood. There was also a cut under the victim’s right eyebrow, the report said.
Two officers went to apprehend Hooper, who had been spotted on the ground floor, but he resisted arrest, according to police, and began to hit one of the officers in the head until he was subdued.
Police charged Hooper with first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault, resisting and interfering with an arrest and malicious destruction of property.