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Police officer shot in the bodycam by a naked man

12 days ago, 1762 views
The New York City Police Department released body-worn camera footage Wednesday that shows the moment two officers shot and killed a Harlem man in October.

Victor Hernandez, 29, died after being shot ten times in an apartment building on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and West 148th Street during the early morning hours of Oct. 23, police said. Hernandez was engaged in a struggle with a police officer who he had shot at over the officers service weapon when he was shot, police said.

Shouts of "shoot him" could be heard as 17 shots rang out in the apartment buildings hallway, according to the body camera footage. Police were called to the building when residents reported that Hernandez was naked and harassing people. The behavior was described as erratic for Hernandez, who worked in the building as a super, police officials said.

\\ Police officers searched the building and found Hernandez on the second floor armed with a Jimenez nine-millimeter pistol, police officials said following the October shooting. Hernandez engaged police in a standoff for several minutes before police officer Chrisopher Wintermute walked down the building hallway to engage the man.

When Wintermute reached the end of the hallway, a violent struggle ensued, Maloney said. During the struggle both Hernandez and Wintermute fired their guns, with one round from Hernandezs pistol striking Wintermute in the chest. The bullet destroyed Wintermutes body camera, and footage could not be recovered, police said. Ballistic analysis confirmed that the bullet that struck Wintermute was fired from Hernandezs gun and was not friendly fire.

Wintermutes bulletproof vest prevented him from being seriously injured, police said. The police officer was treated for wounds he suffered during the physical struggle in stable condition at St. Lukes Hospital.
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Borderlord's avatar
Borderlord - 11 days ago  - (Points 25194)
That's fucking scary enough shit right there...………….
saltine's avatar
saltine - 11 days ago  - (Points 3727)
Should have walked up on him and put one in his spine......or head. Why risk firing that many rounds while your partner is on the ground with him?
Chinook's avatar
Chinook - 11 days ago  - (Points 2135)
I have never heard of Jimenez fire arms so I looked them up; $110 Jam-A-Rama specials made in Henderson, Nevada. Excellent job officers!
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Starmint - 10 days ago  - (Points 464) Chinook
Popular ghetto blaster.
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nascarfan18 - 11 days ago  - (Points 8)
nice shooting
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apachesmile - 11 days ago  - (Points 14476)
Blowed the goddamn dickhead right out this clown.
Drewniverse's avatar
Drewniverse - 11 days ago  - (Points 545)
100% the family of the deceased still called the cop a racist.
BigCK's avatar
BigCK - 11 days ago  - (Points 1700)
Just shows you that cops do a great job in very difficult situations. They never know what they are walking into, or even if they are coming home that night. Yeah, you get some ass holes in the job, but I’m betting most of them are probably pretty decent.

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