Bronx, NY – The New York City Police Department just released bodycam and surveillance footage of a shootout in the Bronx between two armed men and several NYPD Officers. The gunfight left one man dead and two others injured, including one bystander.

It started out as a ‘routine’ traffic stop but ended up as much more than that for three NYPD Officers.

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“Release of Body Camera Footage from a Police-Involved Firearm Discharge that Occurred on April 3, 2021 in the confines of the 44th Precinct

July 19, 2021

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The NYPD is releasing today body-worn camera footage from an officer-involved shooting that occurred on April 3, 2021, in the confines of the 44th Precinct.

The video includes available evidence leading up to the incident as well as during the incident. The NYPD is releasing this video for clear viewing of the totality of the incident.

All NYPD patrol officers are equipped with body-worn cameras. The benefits of cameras are clear: transparency into police activity, de-escalation of police encounters, and accountability for police officers through an independent account of interactions between the police and the citizens they serve. Body-worn cameras serve as a vital part of ongoing efforts to increase trust between the police and all New Yorkers.” -NYPD

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This piece was written by Zach Heilman on July 20, 2021. It originally appeared in ThinBlueLineTV.com and is used by permission.

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