Sunday, August 26, 2012

NYC police shoot nine while subduing alleged killer

New York City Police shoot nine people in the process of bringing down an alleged killer armed with a .45 caliber hand gun. The two officers shot sixteen times on a busy Manhattan street, reported the Washington Post.

In the initial chaos Friday, it wasn’t clear whether the gunman or the officers were responsible for the trail of the wounded. But based on ballistic and other evidence, “it appears that all nine of the victims were struck either by fragments or by bullets fired by police,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the Washington Post.

Police officials have said the officers appeared to have no choice but to shoot Johnson, whose body had 10 bullet wounds in the chest, arms and legs.

Police determined that three people were struck by whole bullets — two of which were removed from victims at the hospital — and the rest were grazed “by fragments of some sort,” Kelly said.

Two women with leg wounds and a man with a wound to his buttocks required surgery and remained hospitalized Saturday. They were listed in stable condition.

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