Shocking surveillance videos of a fatal police shooting in the bronx on Thursday show plainclothes NYPD officers opening fire on an armed suspect who had just fled a stabbing inside a nearby warehouse.
The incident unfolded inside a convenience store at East Gun Hill Road and Hull Avenue around 11:30 a.m., when a 29-year-old man entered before immediately attacking a 21-year-old man, police said.
Shocking surveillance video shows a violent scene inside a Bronx warehouse
Surveillance video footage from inside the store, first obtained by the New York Postit shows the assailant lunging at the victim before proceeding to viciously attack him.
The fight begins to work its way to the back of the warehouse, leading the attacker to pin the victim, who knocked over a display case of snacks in the middle of the fight.
The assailant eventually stabs the victim multiple times before fleeing the store. The injured man can then be seen getting to his feet as he chases after his attacker.
Bronx, NY – Two young men fight in a warehouse, one stabs the other and runs to his car, one stabbed follows him and shoots him at close range, flees while the cops shoot the shooter who dies shortly after. Terrible turn of events 😞 #Bronx #cellar #Shooting #videoslocos pic.twitter.com/Ta7QMdxIOF
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Video taken from another CCTV camera, facing the warehouse entrance, shows the suspect getting into a white Lexus parked outside after the stabbing.
The victim, who had just been stabbed multiple times, then runs to the car and pulls out a firearm, before shooting him at what Detective Chief James Essig described as “point-blank range.”
Plainclothes officers were simply crossing the street at the time of the stabbing and shooting.
Three plainclothes officers were already crossing the street and drawing their weapons when more than a dozen shots rang out.
The gunman/stab victim is then hit by gunfire and collapses to the ground.
Meanwhile, the stabbing suspect can be seen jumping out of the Lexus and fleeing the scene as responding officers cease fire and repeatedly warn the injured gunman to “stay put!”
‘ #NEW YORK #Bronx Winery Tire’> @nypost < He sees a gunman shot to death by #NYPD Police on Thursday after getting involved in a “violent fight” that spilled into the street.▼https://t.co/eEt4kfV6ib
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—Paul Millard (@hobodreamer) November 3, 2022
The man with stab and gunshot wounds can be heard screaming in pain as a large crowd of onlookers gathers. The officers finally approach him before kicking a black pistol out of his reach and then handcuffing him as he pleads with them not to do so.
The scene on the sidewalk quickly became tense as witnesses screamed and furiously banged into parked cars as they attempted to confront the arrested shooter, all while officers tried to hold them off.
Young man who was shot and stabbed pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, stabbing suspect in custody
The 21-year-old man with gunshot and stab wounds was taken to nearby Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was eventually pronounced dead, according to police.
ATF’s Joint Firearms Task Force is on scene with our partners from @NYPDnews in response to a shooting on East Gun Hill Road in the Bronx. For more information, contact @NYPDnews pic.twitter.com/3MNcCimaTm
— ATF New York (@ATFNewYork) November 3, 2022
Meanwhile, the 29-year-old man who allegedly stabbed the 21-year-old inside the warehouse was later found inside an area barbershop before being taken into custody. He was taken to and treated at a hospital for a head injury, the Post reports.
The plainclothes officers involved in the shooting, two of whom were detectives and the other a sergeant, are members of the Queens Violent Felony Squad and happened to be in the area investigating an unrelated issue, Essig said.
The man whose father was shot by police has not yet been identified as of Friday. Meanwhile, no charges have been announced against the 29-year-old stabbing suspect, according to the Post.