Monday, March 8, 2010

Who's to Blame? Mixed feelings about this one...

All the Jschool students get emails from DCPI (Deputy Commissioner for Public Information), announcing crimes in the city. Seems like a lot of young black kids get shot. That aside, this one came through recently and was particularly disturbing:

"On Monday March 8, 2010 at approximately 1510 hours, in the rear of 3117 Avenue W (P.S. 194), in the confines of the 61 Precinct, police received a 911 call of a man with a gun. Upon arrival, a uniformed police officer encountered a M/W/22 who pointed what appeared to be a silver handgun at the officer. The officer discharged three (3) rounds, striking the suspect. EMS transported the suspect to Coney Island Hospital where he is pronounced dead at 1611 hours. The Investigation is ongoing."

This is the photo that accompanied the report.