Shocking Video Shows Labor Day Shooting
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have released new video of a wild shooting in Brooklyn that left two people dead, including an innocent bystander Monday night.
The shooting was captured on surveillance video at the scene. In the video, police say you can see Johnson and several others running away after Webster shot Johnson in the neck.
In the video, police say Webster chases Johnson as he takes off down the street, firing again in his direction.
But that’s when police say officers arrived and Webster runs back to the building’s front door.
Watch the raw surveillance video below
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New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said officers ordered Webster to drop his gun, but said Webster instead shoots at the cops.
Officials said in the video, you then see Webster get hit, shot by officers. He falls on the stoop but is seen firing again at police.
Two officers were wounded in the shooting. Police said bullet fragments hit Officer Omar Medina, 36, in the arm and chest and Officer Avichaim Dicken was grazed by a bullet.
Johnson later died from his injuries. Webster was taken to the hospital and was last listed in critical condition.
Witnesses and police said the shooting stemmed from a fight between Webster and Johnson.
Witnesses also told police Johnson was seen firing a gun, according to officials. But so far, nothing has been found by investigators.
Caught in the crossfire was 56-year-old Denise Gay. The innocent bystander was shot to death while sitting next to her daughter outside their home.
Witnesses said Webster lived two doors down from Gay.
On Wednesday, police ballistics tests determined that Gay wasn’t killed by a bullet fired by Webster’s gun.
Browne said a .380 caliber bullet was found in the vestibule of where Gay was shot, but it hasn’t been linked to any gun.
Webster has been charged with murder and attempted murder.
Mayor Bloomberg said the recent spate of shootings shows that the federal government doesn’t take the problem of illegal guns seriously enough. What do you think?