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Times Square Shooting Suspect Threatened Cops In 2008

August 13, 2012  | 

Photo courtesy of N.Y.P.D.
Photo courtesy of N.Y.P.D.

The man who was fatally shot by New York City police officers after he lunged at them with a knife had threatened officers during a similar incident in 2008, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Monday during a news conference.

Commissioner Kelly's remarks were in response to family members of Darrius Kennedy, who was fatally shot 12 times by N.Y.P.D. officers on Saturday afternoon at 44th Street and 7th Avenue.

"It doesn't take 12 bullets to kill one person," Kennedy's aunt, Margaret Johnson, told the Daily News. "I think it could have been done another way."

Kennedy had 10 prior arrests, including on incident in October 2008 when he threatened officers with a screwdriver and told officers, "I'm gonna f- you up."

Tags: NYPD, Edged Weapons, Deadly Force


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WillCuff @ 8/13/2012 5:36 PM

It might not take 12 bullets to kill a person however, it might take 12 to stop the threat. I'm sure the aunt expects every officer to be able to shoot a weapon out of a suspect's hand with accuracy in a high stress situation such as that. We aim for center mass and fire until the threat is stopped. If it only takes 3 rounds, thats great but sometimes more are needed to counter the inertia.

Bob@Az. @ 8/13/2012 8:06 PM

Auntie is right!! Should have taken at least another seven or eight rounds to stop this pos. Ten priors, including a threat to "f- you up" to a LEO, and he was still that stupid. Glad no Officers were injured. Stay Safe.

George @ 8/13/2012 10:57 PM

Right, one shot just in the right spot would kill him. What is nice is having eleven more opinions as to where that perfect spot is and the means to deliver. One more day a cop gets to go home. Be careful out there.

jwebb714 @ 8/14/2012 4:35 AM

His auntie wanted him killed "another way." What s up with that!

S.S @ 8/14/2012 1:50 PM

He asked for and he got it. Glad officers made it out of there ok. Now come all the lawsuits...unfortunately. I'm sure this p.o.s. 's family sees dollar signs. Hopefully it goes nowwhere. But the way things are now a days.

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