Suspect Shooting Indiscriminately At Civilians On Busy NYC Streets Fatally Shot By Cops, Video Shows

New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers shot and killed a suspect who fired multiple shots indiscriminately at civilians in a downtown Brooklyn neighborhood, according to a video released on Monday.

Officers responded to the area of ​​East 56th Street and Linden Boulevard at approximately 5:53 p.m. on March 18 after receiving a ShotSpotter signal and a 911 call about an active shooter about two minutes later. video According to the video, the suspect, 20-year-old Nathan Scott, is seen “running and firing a firearm toward civilians near the location.” Surveillance footage from the video shows Scott making gun gestures at an intersection and pointing the gun while running down the sidewalk.

Officers John Ramos, Marco Monte, Anthony Caravana and Christopher Lyons, all with the Brooklyn South Patrol District Community Response Team, found Scott near East 57th Street and Remsen Avenue. Video shows Scott was still running around and firing randomly, hitting one civilian.

Video showed Scott running past a police vehicle, which then came to a halt, before officers opened fire on him, knocking him to the sidewalk and writhing under police fire. (Related article: Gun suspect shot dead by police and federal agents inside store)

The video shows Officer Ramos firing nine shots at Scott, Officer Monte firing six shots, and Officer Caravana firing four shots. Scott fell to the ground after being hit by police gunfire and was pronounced dead at Kings County Medical Center. The video shows the police shooting occurred at approximately 6:01 p.m.

The NYPD said in the video, citing ballistics evidence, that Scott fired at least five shots from the gun.

Officers reportedly recovered Scott’s gun at the scene.

NYPD Deputy Commissioner Carlos Nieves said in a video that the NYPD’s Enforcement Division and the prosecutor in charge of the case continue to investigate the incident.