MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A University of North Carolina student wounded in last summer’s shooting outside the Empire State Building is suing the NYPD.
Chenin Duclos, 32, and eight other bystanders were wounded by police gunfire, ricochets and fragments after two officers opened fire on 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson on Aug. 24, 2011.
The two officers fired a total of 16 rounds at Johnson after he pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers, police said.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said all nine bystanders were hit by police officers’ bullets. Six of the nine were hit by bullet fragments, while the other three were hit directly by bullets. However, none of the injuries were life-threatening.