The NYPD is circulating a particularly chilling surveillance video this morning, one which shows a man strolling up to a house in Bed-Stuy very early on the morning of Sunday, July 6, and shooting at a man seated on the front stoop at close range.
The NYPD says the victim is a 25-year-old man, who was sitting on the steps of 184 Macdonough Street around 1:10 a.m. In the video, he and the gunman appear to be having an animated conversation for a few minutes. The gunman then looks around, reaches into his waistband, pulls out a handgun, and fires at least twice. As he’s shooting, he turns and flees.
Police report that the victim is in “critical but stable” condition. The description we have of the gunman from the NYPD is sparse: he was stocky and wearing a shirt with the number 12 on the back.
Anyone with a tip about the crime can call Crimestoppers, 1-800-577-TIPS, or submit a tip online.
Here’s the full video:
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 7, 2014