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: 2nd Former Aide Accuses Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment, Governor Requests Independent Review
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: NYPD: Good Samaritan Killed, 3 Hurt In Stabbing Linked To Illegal Brooklyn Gambling Den
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He made his way to a payphone to call the bulletin in, before heading to the 20th Precinct.MORE NEWS: Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Exposed To Positive COVID-19 Case, Will Quarantine
“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.’”