At around 2pm yesterday, Brandon Woodward, 31, was walking around Columbus Circle near 58th Street. Visiting the Big Apple from Los Angeles, he temporarily left behind a criminal record and a young girl but, according to his father, he was enrolled in law school to clean his act up. Except, in a horrific matter of seconds, his life was ended.
At approximately 2:00 pm this afternoon a M/B/31 whose identification indicates he is from Los Angeles, California was shot one time at close range to the back of the head by a M/B, unknown age, wearing a dark coat with hood and khaki pants, as the victim walked westbound on West 58th Street between 7th Avenue and Broadway. The gunman approached the victim from behind as both walked in front of 202 West 58th Street. After he fired, the assailant turned around and entered the passenger front seat of a parked light colored, possibly grey or silver auto. The car with an unknown driver proceeded eastbound on West 58th Street and south on 7th Avenue.
According to the New York Post, the NYPD have obtained video of the shooting, which could be helpful in finding a suspect. Also, they included a graphic picture of the blood-soaked sidewalk; if you’re interested in seeing that, you can find it here.
As of now, though, the authorities have no leads. We’ll keep you updated.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 11, 2012