Video of the Crown Heights Gun Battle Between Cops and Leroy Webster
This surveillance video was taken from the scene of a homicide at 637 Park Place in Crown Heights that happened on Monday. In the video, you can see Eusi Johnson, the 29-year-old victim, running out of the building after being shot in the neck. He's followed by the suspect, Leroy Webster, 32, who can be seen firing another round in his direction.
Webster then goes back to the front of the building, turns, and shoots at NYPD officers who had responded to the incident. He falls, to the ground, shoots again, and is struck by police fire.
Webster was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree and attempted murder. Johnson died of his neck wound, and two cops sustained non-life threatening wounds.
What isn't shown in this video is what happened right after. Denise Gay, 56, a retired home health aide and mother, was sitting on her stoop nearby while all this went down. She was shot during the gun battle between Leroy Webster and the responding cops. It's still a mystery as to who shot Gay, but police have ruled out Webster -- leaving open the possibility that Gay was killed by a cop's bullet. It's unclear whether or not Johnson, who died, had a gun. If he did, he could have also been the one who shot Gay, but if his gun exists, it hasn't been found. The eight cops involved shot 73 rounds in total, wounding Webster just twice.
Go to Runnin' Scared for more Voice news coverage.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.