Police are looking for a man who deliberately pulled out a shotgun and shot two homeless men who were sleeping on the streets of New York, killing one of them.
In disturbing videos shot in the Soho area of Manhattan, the suspect is seen slowly passing by a homeless man around 5:00 a.m. before committing a “cold-blooded” murder.
After being shot, the man returned and approached the sleeping man in a bright sleeping bag.
The man then looks around carefully to see if anyone else is watching, before pushing the victim’s body with his foot several times.
Police are looking for a man who shot two homeless men in Manhattan within hours of each other and killed one
The suspect then kicks the man’s lower body twice more to look around to see if anyone else is around.
Meanwhile, there is no answer from the homeless man.
The suspect kicks and punches the man two more times and once again looks around before pulling out a gun and firing directly at the man’s head, several times indifferently.
The suspect can be seen pulling back some of the man’s sleeping bags before running to see if the victim is dead.
The man was found stabbed to death 12 hours later.
One of the men was shot at 54 King Street, pictured above (photo)
The second man was shot dead at 148 Lafatyette Street (photo)
“Homelessness turns into homicide. We need to find this person and they need New Yorkers to help us, ”Mayor Eric Adams said at a news conference Saturday night.
“I think that’s what makes this case so horrible, watching a video, seeing innocent people facing the challenges of deliberate homelessness, and it’s likely that one of our citizens survived just because he woke up alive,” Adams said.
“And I’m here today to send a very clear message that all New Yorkers care.”
For the first time this weekend in the shooting of a homeless man who was not caught in the film, the man is expected to be rescued from his wounds, according to police.
During February, the NYPD saw a 58.7 percent increase in total crime. The latest figures show 9,138 events in 2021 compared to 5,759 – a double-digit increase in almost every major category.
The brutal killings occurred in the wake of a February crime spree in the city, which rose nearly 60 percent in last year’s riots.
The city’s latest crime figures show 9,138 incidents in February, up from 5,759 in the same period in 2021, a double-digit rise in almost every major category.
There were 32 murders in February, three more than in the same month last year.
There were tremendous jumps in several other categories, including car theft, which rose nearly 105 percent; heavy theft, which rose nearly 80 percent from the previous year; robberies, which rose 56 percent; a 44% increase in robberies and a 22% increase in attacks. Rape also rose by a staggering 35 per cent in February.
The wave of crime has occurred in the first months of Mayor Eric Adams ’tenure. A former NYPD police officer has vowed to reduce the number of incidents on city streets and the subway system, which has been rampant in recent weeks. Former mayor Bill De Blasio’s policies have contributed to the current wave of crime, experts say.
In response to the wave of crimes, Adams has recently asked lawmakers in Albany to look into a controversial bail reform law that will allow judges to consider whether a person is dangerous before being released from prison.
Adams wants to see changes in bail reform laws and other criminal justice measures, saying they will lower crime rates in the city and reduce gun violence.
In February, Adams, who campaigned to get people back to work in the midst of the pandemic last year and clean up the crime-ridden subway system, outlined plans for city bail laws that would allow suspects to walk the streets often for hours. an arrest.
“Let’s get rid of the cash bond system, because you can’t pay the bail because you can’t get out of jail. Let’s get rid of that. Judges should look into the case before them and say, “This person has arrested two guns and is constantly telling the people of the city that I don’t care about your safety,” the mayor said.
“That judge should have the right to exercise discretion to detain that person.”
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