A man was pronounced dead at a Hospital Monday night after he opened fire on Cops who came to his hotel room in Westchester, New York.
According to witnesses, the man, accompanied by a woman, was staying inside room number 30 at the Ardsley Acres Hotel Court at 560 Saw Mill River Road when all hell broke loose.
A gun battle ensued with multiple rounds fired by the man at the Cops, with Police, some of whom were inside a City of Yonkers Police Emergency Services Unit armored truck, returning fire.
The fierceness of the gun battle was evident on Tuesday morning, with dozens of shell casings marked by evidence cones visible on the ground and atop the armored truck. A hinged circular shaped protective shield on top of the armored truck was seen to have several impact marks from bullets. Also visible were several bullet holes in the brick façade of the Hotel and a shattered window.
At least one Officer was taken to a Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. Numerous FBI Agents were observed processing the scene and collecting evidence on Tuesday morning. The Investigation remains ongoing.
A 76yr old man was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital after he was struck by a truck on East 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West in Manhattan.
James Buzzell, who lived just steps away at number 9 East 16th Street, was struck by the driver of a 2019 Freightliner truck from Fodera Foods that, according to authorities, was in the process of parking the truck.
The driver of the truck remained on the scene and it is unclear whether he faces any charges. The tragic incident is being investigated by Officers from the NYPDs’ Collision Investigation Squad.
A 32yr old construction worker was rushed to New York Methodist Hospital in serious condition after he was found bleeding from a head wound in the sub basement of the Brooklyn Point Building on Willoughby Street near Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
The building, a 57 story luxury tower, is still under construction and adds to the changed landscape of downtown Brooklyn, which has seen a boom in construction activity with several other new luxury high rise buildings already occupied.
Authorities were unable to say how the man sustained the injury.
A 69yr old man riding his bicycle eastbound on 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn on Monday was rushed to New York University Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition after he was struck and run over by a truck.
The truck, bearing the name Manor Paving, was also traveling eastbound on 3rd Avenue when the driver proceeded to turn right onto 31st Street whereupon he struck the cyclist, who was wearing a safety helmet.
FDNY, NYPD and EMS personnel rushed to the scene and worked feverishly to extricate the man, whose leg was entangled in the warped bicycle. A Tourniquet was applied to the mans’ right leg before he was loaded into a FDNY ambulance and taken expeditiously to the hospital.
The 44yr old driver of the truck remained at the scene and as of today, Friday, there is no indication that he faces any charges. There is also no update on the condition of the cyclist. A NYPD spokesperson stated that the Investigation is still ongoing.
Three men miraculously walked away with minor injuries after the small single engine Cessna aircraft they were in crashed into power lines in a residential area at 125 Clarendon Drive in Valley Stream on Sunday.
According to Authorities, the plane was being piloted by 27yr old Dongl Kim of Flushing, Queens, with two other men in their twenties aboard.
The trio flew from Niagara Falls and were headed to Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, NY. After the Pilot made four failed attempts to land at Republic Airport, Air Traffic Controllers re directed him to John F. Kennedy International Airport.
At JFK International Airport, the Pilot made two failed attempts to land before they crashed into the power lines outside a residence at 125 Clarendon Drive.
The area suffered from fog conditions at the time and it is not known if this weather played a role in the Pilots’ six failed landing attempts. “Luckiest three guys I’ve ever seen in my life”, said an official at the scene. “They nipped the roof of the Church down the block then came in and landed into the wires”. “The wires held them up from actually hitting the ground”. “When the Cops got here the three men were sitting on the sidewalk” the official stated. An Investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Police responding to reports of a crash on the southbound Laurelton Parkway near 128th Avenue in Queens found an unconcious man with trauma to the body lying partially on the right side shoulder, with a red and black motorcycle on the roadway in the left lane.
The critically injured man, who turned out to be a 42yr old off duty NYPD Officer, was rushed to a nearby Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Officers with the Emergency Services Unit were called in to search for the deceased Officers’ firearm. It is not known at this time what caused the crash or whether any other vehicles were involved. The Investigation continues.
A 49yr old man operating a freight elevator inside the historic Puck Building at 281 Mulberry Street in Manhattan is lucky to be alive after he stepped into the open elevator shaft on the first floor and fell to the basement.
The man, who could be heard groaning in pain as he was brought out of the building by firefighters and loaded into an ambulance, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
According to a spokesperson from the New York City Department of Buildings, the man used what is known as a ‘Drop Key’ to open the elevator hoistway doors before his fall.
The man was not authorized to use the ‘Drop Key’, says the Department of Buildings, which is only to be used by Elevator Technicians and Emergency Responders. The DOB has issued a Violation to the owner of the building for ‘Failure to Safeguard the Elevator’. The elevator itself was not found to be defective.
Two men, reportedly wearing ski masks, went to a fifth floor apartment at 219 Kingsborough 2nd Walk near Rochester Avenue in Brooklyn on Sunday at about 1:30pm. There, some type of altercation ensued with residents of the apartment, resulting in a 43yr old man, who was inside the apartment, being shot twice by the masked men.
Responding medics were seen performing CPR on the victim, who had blood visible on his forehead, as they rushed him out of the building to nearby Interfaith Hospital. Unfortunately, he could not be saved.
Family and friends of the victim were seen crying outside of the building, as they were being guided into Police cars at the scene while the FDNY Ambulance tore away down the street, presumably to be taken to the hospital to be with their loved one.
The two attackers escaped on foot and were last seen running down Pacific Street. As of 4:30pm today, Authorities were not able to say whether any arrests were made nor was the identity of the victim released.
The brazen early afternoon Homicide followed two other shootings in the borough. At about 4:30am, a 28yr old man was taken to Woodhull Hospital by private means after he was shot in the leg in front of a Mural featuring Harriet Tubmam and other notable African Americans on Herkimer Street, just a few feet away from Nostrand Avenue. He was listed in stable condition. Then at about 6:20am, a 27yr old man was taken to the hospital after he was shot outside of Delroy’s Jamaica Bar and Lounge at 14 Duryea Place. He was also listed in stable condition.
An unidentified woman walking eastbound on East 138th Street and crossing Willis Avenue in the Bronx using the northern crosswalk was mowed down and killed by a man driving a New York City Department of Sanitation Salt Spreader early this morning.
According to sources, the 32yr old driver of the truck was also heading eastbound on East 138th Street and turning left to head north on Willis Avenue when he ran down the woman in the crosswalk. The driver then fled the scene.
As of 3:00PM today, there was no word from Authorities as to whether any charges were preferred against the driver. The Investigation continues.
A passerby called Cops after they spotted an unconscious woman lying in the sand at Coney Island Beach near West 17th Street in Brooklyn on Monday January 7th, 2019. Medics pronounced the woman dead on the scene. According to the NYPD, the woman had no obvious signs of trauma. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
People walk by on the boardwalk at Coney Island Beach near West 17th Street in Brooklyn on Monday January 7, 2019. (Credit: Theodore Parisienne)