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VIDEO: NYPD Hollywood-Style Shooting Of Man Charging With 2 Knives

Bodycam video shows a New York police officer shooting.

New York, NY – New York Police Department has released bodycam video of a Hollywood-style officer-involved shooting (video below).

The incident occurred on Oct. 22 about 5:30 p.m. when officers responded to a report of a suicidal person on a 6th floor apartment on West 143rd Street near Riverside Drive.

The incident was captured on bodycam video.

In the video, officers knocked on the door and were greeted by the suspect, Paris Cummings, 27, who was holding two knives.

The officers retreated while ordering Cummings to drop the knife three times, but he refused.

Instead, he charged the officers in a narrow hallway, until one of the officers fired a single shot.

The shot hit Cummings in the leg, and he instantly collapsed to the ground, defeated, Hollywood-style.

The police officers rendered first aid until an ambulance arrived to transport Cummings to St. Luke’s Hospital.

Cummings also had self-inflicted stab wounds to his stomach and neck. He was initially listed in serious condition, but is expected to make a full recovery.

No one else was inside the apartment at the time of the incident, and no one else was injured.

A person who had recently visited Cummings, and neighbors, had placed 911 calls to the NYPD.

Police said that they believed Cummings was trying to commit “suicide by cop,” according to the New York Daily News.

Officer Alvin Pizarro, an 11-year NYPD veteran from the 30th Precinct, has been identified as the officer who shot Cummings. He was also the officer who was wearing the bodycam.

Both NYPD officers who interacted with Cummings had completed the agency’s crisis-intervention training.

The 33-second video was the second one released since the NYPD began a wider rollout of body-worn cameras throughout the department in April, Newsday reported.

Police officials have said they will release bodycam videos on a case-by-case basis in incidents where cops discharge their weapons.

See the video of the shooting below:

GinnyReed - November Mon, 2017


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