NYPD Cop shot killed fellow cop in New York

Police! Stop! Drop it! NYPD Cops (Andrew Dunton) yelled to a civilian wearing cop later identified as Omar Edwards. According to reports, Edwards just finished a shift and was walking toward his vehicle when he saw a man trying to break in his car.

The tragedy began just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday when Edwards, who worked out of a Manhattan housing unit, noticed the driver's side window of his car was smashed and spotted Miguel Santiago rooting around inside, according to police reports.

Edwards raced to his car, which was parked on Second Ave. between E. 124th and E. 125th St., and grabbed Santiago. But the suspect managed to slip out of his sweater and escape - with the cop hot on his heels.

At the same time, Dunton and two other officers in an unmarked car saw Edwards running down the street. They made a U-turn and got out. "Police! Stop! Drop it!" two of them yelled, sources said. - Via NYDailyNews

The worst scenario for a 'black cop' is to be mistaken as the suspect and not the victim. Guess what?! The killed cop is a black guy and the one who shot the victim is a white American guy. I believe this tragedy happens from time to time especially if a black cop is just wearing plain clothes and no badge/shield on sight or at least a badge with a lanyard around the neck. It's pretty much racial discrimination, eh. But if we based the facts to the initial situation, it's not racial discrimination but in fact it's just an instinctive reaction.

"If a police officer sees someone with a gun, you don't just fire without asking questions or trying to apprehend the person," said Ricardo Edwards, 72. "If the person was firing at a police officer, I understand."

If you're a cop, what would you do if an unknown man with a gun is chasing another man? Are you going to follow them, and ask them or the guy with a gun to stop, freeze and drop the weapon, am I right? What if he or the unidentified cop turn around with a gun (with his gun drawn) unconsciously thinks that 'the cops won't shoot because he's also a cop'.. What would be your initial reaction, to duck or shoot?

Lessons learned for cops regarding this tragedy, no badge no gun, no uniforms no guns.

Don't you guys watch movies?

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