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Saturday, 22 November 2014

NYPD Officer Shoots And Kills Unarmed Man In Brooklyn

An unarmed 28 year old Brooklyn man was shot dead on Thursday night November 20th and police say it was just an 'unfortunate tragedy' because he wasn't targeted.

The victim, Akai Gurley, (pictured above) had spent the evening at his girlfriend’s apartment inside the Louis Pink housing projects. The couple left the seventh floor apartment around 11:15 p.m. and tried to take an elevator down to the bottom floor. When the elevator wouldn’t work, they entered the stairwell."
Two officers, meanwhile, were conducting a vertical patrol -- also known as a top to bottom patrol -- inside the building. Upon entering the "dark" stairwell on the eighth floor, Bratton said, Officer Peter Liang drew his gun and flashlight as a safety precaution. That's when Gurley and his girlfriend -- identified by the New York Daily News as Melissa Butler -- also entered the stairwell.
At that moment, Liang fired one round from the eighth floor landing. Gurley, who was on the seventh floor landing, was struck in the chest.
The wounded man and his girlfriend then ran down the stairs before Gurley collapsed on the fifth floor. Under instructions from a 911 operator, Butler then tried to administer first aid. Gurley was transported to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said that according to a preliminary investigation, "it appears this may have been an accidental discharge." Gurley "was not engaged in any criminal activity of any type. He didn’t do nothing wrong. He was just standing there and they shot him. He was an innocent man.” Bratton said.
Liang, Bratton said, has been on the force less than 18 months and was on probationary assignment to the housing bureau. Liang and the other officer were taken to the hospital to be treated for tinnitus, which is a ringing noise inside the ears, often caused by gunfire.
Bratton said he talked Friday morning to Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, who's investigating the incident. NYPD Internal Affairs is also investigating.
Source: Huffington Post

57 comments:

Unknown said...

Again????chai just like that. May his soul rest in peace amen.

Vacancies in Nigeria said...

RIP

Unknown said...

Ye linda dey don start to d kill blacks again o...why d yeye officer just fire shot like that?...... Investigate d gawd damn situation . They get luck say i no dey there. White police officers are wicked

Anonymous said...

All these night waka....hmm, may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

RIP, may God comfort all affected by his death. Case should be thoroughly investigated and justice served!

Anonymous said...

Wrong place at the wrong time...chai

ujunwa said...

So bad ..rest in peace

Unknown said...

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Alloy Chikezie said...

May his soul rest in peace.


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Unknown said...

Just like that...gosh

Unknown said...

R.I.P dude.....life is a f**king rollercoaster....it pops u in the face when you're busy thinking you will make it true......*sad* *****QUEENMAYA******

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Phew! A gun in the hand of an overzealous policeman is more dangerous than a mad man with a cutlass.
We still not done yet with the Ferguson incident.
May his soul rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

American Police seems to be worst than Nigerian Police

Motherhen said...

What kind of story is this?

Anonymous said...

na wao

jbankzE said...

He was a black boy livin n stayin away frm crime only to b killed..... RIP to da dead

~@iamjbankz SA to President Jonathan 2015~

Chop Chop said...

Accidental discharge indeed.

musty said...

thats bullshit!!!!!! its high time we differentiate carelessness from Accidental discharge ,why didnt the police shot himself????? and call it what ever he likes??? this is share carelessness the police man should be prosecuted!!!!! this is becoming an every day thing everywhere in the world now damn it!!!! May the soul of the innocent dude rest in peace..

Anonymous said...

Why always BLACK

Salihu Ruqayat said...

Trueli sad

Salihu Ruqayat said...

Rili Sad

Bolaji said...

this is really sad :(

Unknown said...

this is sad :(


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beauty said...

Says who? American police can never shoot because of #20 and American police will always respond to critical situation without being partial , please don't ever compare the two together, there's a big difference between them..

Gbenga said...

Who's "we?"

ary said...

Aren't cop on black murders becoming too common in America? They are still waiting for the resolution of the Ferguson murder and now this? There has being more than 3 such cases this year alone, how do you want the black community to feel safe around the cops?!

Black billgates said...

U see police bad every where. There are meant 2 serve n protect, but no they are trigger happy bastards. Poor guy, jus lost his life 4 no fucking reason

Black billgates said...

This young blood was wasted 4 no fucking reasons. Thanks 2 trigger happy NYPD worse than naija police. If na naija police at list N20 would spare him, but with this guys men they squeeze the damm trigger 1st n ask what did he do again? It's so sad. I guess u wouldn't be surprised that law enforcement is one of the most hated career world wide. Police bad everywhere 4 this world oh! It's so sad

Unknown said...

Too bad he died that way. A night the girl friend wouldn't forget in a very longtime to come. Am glad they accepted responsility. The police are just the same everywhere.

Anonymous said...

So not true @ anon

Anonymous said...

Nawa 0 s0 unf0rtunate

Anonymous said...

Unf0rtunate

Abdulkareem Hawa said...

RIP........dis is very bad

Febby said...

This is pathetic,so sad

Unknown said...

Too bad.PhillipJensen42@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Again ooo hmmm

Anonymous said...

And the number kept reducing.
Another killed

Unknown said...

RIP, Innocent man for christ sake

Anonymous said...

Why is no one accusing obama? if its nigeria, APC will come out same night to say its Bad PDP government led by jonathan or its even jonathan that ordered the killing of an innocent dude. all you youths be wise

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Another white folk killing a black guy.... May his soul R.I.P.....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

RIP. @christie benjamin you are a very senseless person to send a shout out to football fans where an innocent person was shot?? How heartless and dumb could you possibly be?? #smh #ignorance #insensititvity

Anonymous said...

Linda cld have informed us if d police officer is a white dude. If he is a white dude then d black community in d US are up against a different form of terror attack, clear and simple! Mac10...

Unknown said...

I sense fowl play. Rest in peace.
Faceoflib

Unknown said...

This is serious
Sad event

#Commenting thru Glo 4G LTE

SHADYBRIAN said...

WHY ALWAYS BLACK?!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Because they are whites and not Muslims, it's racism and not terrorism.. ...wake up people !!!

GistNaija said...

may his soul RIP

Jan Klassen said...

Another reason never to go there.

Unknown said...

Too sad

KWEEN said...

Total bullshit!! As soon as he saw them, he decided to fire without even taking seconds to use his flashlight to see if they were threats or not. He just fired! He's dead. Just like that and now it's a "mistake" . How come these "mistakes" hardly happen to white people huh? May God grant his soul peace.

AGB said...

RIP young man. God Bless your soul. Amen.

IamToluAkinshete said...

Am I the only one noticing that the victims always seem to be black...not being racist or anything, just wondering?

APPLE said...

Not again! R.I.P

Anonymous said...

No be only "fowl" but "turkey" too smh

Unknown said...

Don't know what they are still investigating. D cop shot d unarmed teenager, that's it...what's gonna happen now? This is really becoming an issue here. Cops killing blacks anytime anywhere for no reason.

Unknown said...

again?!

Unknown said...

No my man what you're noticing is the standards in the last 30 or 40 years that have been lowered to put ignorant low-skilled police officers in the power of position .

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