So less than 20 minutes after posting about the guy on the fire escape I found this. I guess if you’re going to shoot somebody wielding a mop, the guy with the bat is just asking for it.
Eyewitness News is told he was shot once in the chest and rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead in surgery.
Officials say police responded to the building on a report of a man with a bat in a dispute with another person. They encountered the man and ordered him several times to put down his bat.
He allegedly refused, and police said, lunged at them with the bat. One of the officers fired one shot at the man, hitting him once in the chest.
Courtesy Eyewitness News
And to think the vast majority of cops in the UK don’t carry guns at all. Crime rates must be through the roof.