NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was murdered in his New York City home.
WCBS reporter Rich Lamb remembers the news was announced during Monday Night Football.READ MORE: 'Irresponsible:' MTA Says Mayor's Plan To Add 250 Subway Officers Isn't Enough To Combat Recent Crime
He raced to Roosevelt Hospital and rushed inside.
“In the three or four minutes that I had been in the hospital, somebody had popped the passenger side window and ripped all the two-way radio gear out of the car,” he says.READ MORE: With Injuries Piling Up Across New York City, Mayor De Blasio Is Considering Bicycles Being Required To Have License Plates
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He made his way to a payphone to call the bulletin in, before heading to the 20th Precinct.MORE NEWS: Bronx Man Takes It Upon Himself To Clean Up NYC Park, But City Says Not So Fast
“There was an inspector named Pete Prezioso with the NYPD. Pete signaled me and said, ‘come on over here.’ And he said, ‘go into the other room and take a look at a piece of paper on the table,’” he says. “There was written, ‘Mark David Chapman.’”