Video shows NYPD officers fatally shooting knife-wielding man
New York, N.Y.
More Today's News:
ߦ   Vehicle Auction in Pasadena This Saturday
ߦ   Attorney General Sessions Provides Further Support for Local Law Enforcement with Launch of New Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Chief Deputy Constable Pleads Guilty After I-Team Investigation
ߦ   Chief Executive and Four Associates Indicted for Conspiring with Global Drug Traffickers by Providing Encryption Services to Evade Law Enforcement and Obstruct Justice
ߦ   Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
ߦ   Dana Mersiovsky Joins Child Advocates of Fort Bend
ߦ   DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 2003 Lubbock County Murder
ߦ   Federal judge tosses retirees' DROP lawsuit against Dallas Police and Fire Pension System
ߦ   Feds Indict 15 in Waco and California
ߦ   Former TV Reporter Names Press Secretary For Houston Mayor
ߦ   Grenade Launcher Conspirators Sentenced to Prison
ߦ   LPPD seeks the identity of armed robber - VIDEO
ߦ   Lubbock Man Sentenced to 327 Months for Production of Child Pornography
ߦ   Major Drug Bust, Arrest
ߦ   Man Found Guilty of Strangling Wife and Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison
ߦ   MS-13 Member Charged in Violent Racketeering Conspiracy Including Drug Trafficking and Extortion
ߦ   Officer-involved fatal shooting in Spring
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Summary
ߦ   Person of Interest Sought in Galveston Shooting
ߦ   PICTURED: The California man who was arrested for 'killing one police officer and wounding another' during a 15-hour standoff with a SWAT team
ߦ   Police Arrest Serial Thief Targeting Wallets
ߦ   Son of notorious drug lord accused of impersonating a U.S. marshal and illegally carrying a gun
ߦ   Students Riot And Loot At Strip Mall During Gun Walkout
ߦ   3 convicted in 2006 slaying of Fla. deputy
ߦ   5 K-9 charities to donate to on #NationalK9VeteransDay
ߦ   Brownsville Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Daily Arrests Summary
ߦ   Constables arrest Evading suspect.
ߦ   Constables Rescue Teen Human Trafficking Victim From Suspected Pimp
ߦ   Fort Bend County Trial Settings
ߦ   Galveston College News: 2018 Career Fair and Transfer Day
ߦ   Harlingen Bank Robber Heads to Prison
ߦ   Kentucky officer fatally shot after responding to cal
ߦ   Kevin Quinn resigns from KTRK abc13

   Next >>
Search Archives:
The officers are heard telling the suspect 22 times to drop the knife he was brandishing before shooting him

By Rocco Parascandola
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A knife-wielding Bronx man who was fatally shot by cops last month spent his final frantic seconds advancing on two NYPD officers, according to body-cam video the department showed to reporters Thursday.

The footage was recorded during a Jan. 29 nighttime encounter at Prospect Ave. and E. 181st St. in Belmont.

The street was too dark to allow for a clear view of the suspect, Michael Hansford, 52, as he chased his landlord around a parked car, at which point police show up.

But officers from the 48th Precinct are heard telling Hansford 22 times to drop the “Rambo-style knife” he was brandishing, said Insp. Kevin Maloney, who heads the NYPD’s Force Investigation Division.

Although the audio is hard to make out, the video shows that the suspect — who earlier had tried to stab his landlord with a smaller knife in an argument over unpaid rent — told cops to shoot him eight times during the encounter, police said.

Police stopped short of characterizing the incident as suicide by cop.

The guy is saying, ‘Shoot me! Shoot me!’” said Deputy Commissioner Stephen Davis, the NYPD’s top spokesman. “(But) I can’t get into the guy’s mind.”

As city policy demands, the Bronx District Attorney’ office is investigating the shooting, as is the NYPD.

But Police Commissioner James O’Neill two days after the shooting said he had viewed the video and believes the cops acted appropriately.

One officer, who joined the NYPD 3 1/2 years ago, fired four times. His partner, a two-year veteran, fired twice.

The NYPD has now released footage from all four police shootings that have been captured on bodycameras since September.

O’Neill has promised to release all such videos — regardless of whether it makes police look good or bad.

By year’s end about 17,000 cops, most of the patrol force, are expected to be equipped with cameras.

©2018 New York Daily News

Post a comment
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.