You hear in the video captured by a witness, “They gonna shoot you boy, lay the fuck down.”
Cops fatally shot a knife-wielding man in broad daylight near Times Square this afternoon after chasing him down Seventh Avenue from 44th Street to 37th Street, sources told The Post. The victim sustained multiple gun shot wounds.
He was taken to Bellevue Hospital at 3:12 p.m. while experiencing cardiac arrest and later died. The madman, a 30-year-old male, had lunged at officers, who told him to drop the knife.
When he refused to let go of the weapon, they pepper-sprayed him. When he wouldn’t go down, at least one cop fired in plain sight of shocked witnesses, sources said.
The pursuit and ensues and bystanders follow shouting, Get your cameras, get your cameras on them.” Hinting to use their phones as evidence of a potential racially motivated homicide.
At one point you hear the cameraman or bystander yell out, “Fuckin white boys man. They laid him out.” Perhaps to mean that they shot a fellow black citizen. You also hear another man repeat multiple times, “That wasn’t a justified kill.”
Source: New York times