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9mm NYPD Round Killed Instigator of Harlem Brawl

August 10, 2010  | 

Luis Soto, the 21-year-old involved in the fight that triggered a weekend melee at a Harlem block-party barbecue, was killed by a 9mm round fired from a NYPD officer, the New York Daily News reports.

Police also recovered a .38-caliber revolver with four spent cartridges that belonged to Soto, whose fight with Angel Alvarez sparked the melee. In the chaos, four officers fired some 46 rounds.

Of those, 21 struck Alvarez, who survived because all the bullets missed his heart and major arteries. A forensic pathologist quoted in a separate New York Daily News report said it may be historic that a human has survived being struck by more than 20 bullets.

In addition to Soto and Alvarez, two officers were struck by friendly fire, including Officer Michael Tedeschi, whose body armor stopped a bullet that struck him in the chest.

Read the full story at NYDailyNews.com.


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scpdblue @ 8/10/2010 6:06 PM

Does anybody know what type round the NYPD carries in their Glock 19's? I heard its the 124gr. +P Gold Dot hollow point 9mm round.... I myself carry the Winchester Ranger 127gr. +P+ hollow point in my Glock 19 and backup Glock 26....

scpdblue @ 8/10/2010 6:09 PM

Of the 21 rounds that struck Alvarez,How many were through and through shots?

John L. Carp @ 8/12/2010 5:28 PM

Speer Gold Dot 9mm 124 Gr. + P and Speer Gold Dot .38 Special 135 gr. + P in back up and those carrying .38 Specials.

Blue on Blue should be easy to determine by ME since this is a difficult round to purchase in that region. Some limit to LE only.

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