Four of the shots that NYPD officers fired at a knife-wielding suspect in Midtown failed to penetrate his jacket — which was not bulletproof — and the NYPD will now check the ammo for performance issues.
“The bullets we have may be defective and that’s very disturbing,” one source told the New York Post. “When we fire our weapons, we want to make damn sure that our bullets hit our target — neutralizing our target.”
A sergeant and an officer fired a total of nine rounds at 46-year-old Garry Conrad on Wednesday, with one of the shots killing the depressed Broadway stagehand who refused to drop the blade at West 49th Street and Eighth Avenue.
Four of the bullets got lodged in Conrad’s Carhartt jacket, sources said, adding that he was not wearing a bulletproof vest.