By Ellen Moynihan, Rocco Parascandola, Thomas Tracy
New York Each day Information
NEW YORK — The gunman shot lifeless by cops in Coney Island Thursday evening stored firing at officers even after he fell to the bottom mortally wounded, video obtained by the Each day Information exhibits.
Jermaine Hickson, 42, a Harlem resident, started taking pictures as quickly as cops arrived on the scene, and bought off at the very least 5 pictures on the officers, in keeping with police sources and the surveillance video.
The dramatic confrontation began about 10:15 p.m. Thursday as Hickson threatened to shoot his girlfriend outdoors HL Gourmand Deli Grocery at W. thirty sixth St. and Neptune Ave, police stated.
Surveillance video taken from outdoors the deli exhibits Hickson, carrying a white-hooded sweatshirt and brown pants, arguing along with his girlfriend as he stood within the crosswalk on W. thirty sixth St.
His girlfriend, sporting a blue shirt and a ponytail, was a number of ft away, by the deli’s entrance door. At first she raised her arms. Then she started gesturing wildly as she tried to calm him down.
In the meantime, two different ladies had alerted officers on patrol a block away, at W. thirty sixth St. and Mermaid Ave., about what was happening.
As quickly as an NYPD patrol automotive approached, he whirled round, raised the pistol that had been at his aspect, and began firing.
“As quickly as we heard two pictures, we threw ourselves behind the deli [counter],” stated an worker at HL Gourmand Deli Grocery who was serving to a buyer when gunfire erupted.
His pistol raised on the police cruiser, Hickson fired off 4 rounds as he backed up onto the sidewalk behind a parked automotive, the video exhibits.
The 2 officers within the cruiser ducked behind their automotive doorways earlier than firing again, video exhibits.
“It wasn’t good,” stated a witness who wished to stay nameless. “It gave the impression of some low-cost fireworks till I heard the phrase, ‘gun.’ At that time I jumped up and the fast hearth was happening.”
“He was so locked in,” the witness stated of 1 cop who fired at Hickson. “I’ve by no means seen a cop this centered on taking a look at one thing.”
Hickson’s knees out of the blue buckled, and he fell to the bottom on his again.
However even after he was hit, Hickson stored firing on the officers, NYPD Chief of Patrol Jeffrey Maddrey informed reporters late Thursday.
As he laid on the sidewalk wounded, he rolled towards the cops, racked the slide on his pistol and fired off yet another shot, the video exhibits.
“Then ultimately, he stops,” Maddrey stated.
After the taking pictures stopped, Hickson was subdued and handcuffed as officers tried in useless to render help, Maddrey stated.
“They tried to revive the man — they actually tried,” stated the witness who watched the chaos unfold from his window.
The gunman died on the scene.
One officer who fired again at Hickson broke down afterward and needed to be introduced across the nook, the witness added.
“They did every part to the guide so far as I see,” stated the witness. “The one factor that I noticed was when the woman was like, ‘Cease, cease!’, they threw her on the bottom. That wasn’t crucial, she was no menace.”
5 officers and a sergeant — two in full uniform — had been on the deli throughout the taking pictures, and so they arrived in a marked patrol automotive and two unmarked automobiles, police stated.
Maddrey stated that 4 of the six cops on scene fired their weapons. It wasn’t clear Friday what number of pictures they fired.
The officers had been handled for ringing of their ears however weren’t struck by gunfire.
The taking pictures was the second deadly incident involving officers in every week.
On Nov. 3, police shot a 21-year previous gunman moments after he opened hearth on one other man outdoors a Bronx bodega, cops stated.
Detectives from the Queens Warrant Squad working close by noticed the gunplay and fired pictures on the man on E. Gun Hill Street close to Hull Ave. in Norwood, video confirmed.
The mortally wounded gunman was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, the place he died.