A 21-year-old Marine was visiting Times Square in New York City over the weekend when he was abruptly shot after a dispute erupted between two street vendors.
WANTED for an Assault: On Sunday June 27, 2021 at approx. 5:15 P.M., in the vicinity of West 47st. and 7th Ave. @NYPDMTS a unknown individual shot a 21 year old innocent bystander causing serious injury Call @ 800-577-TIPS or DM NYPDTips Reward up to $3500 pic.twitter.com/j199kR3iYj
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) June 28, 2021
“The incident occurred on Sunday evening near Broadway at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 46th street when a small group of about six CD vendors got into an argument under the Marriott Marquis sign on W. 45th street, police told ABC News’ New York City station WABC,” reports ABC News.
We are sending our prayers and our love to 2nd Lieutenant Samuel Poulin, '21, his new wife and his family. pic.twitter.com/VeO4lFl7vd
— The Citadel (@Citadel1842) June 28, 2021
— Live5News (@Live5News) June 28, 2021
The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man in connection with a shooting that wounded a 21-year-old marine who was visiting Times Square. https://t.co/NycF9mvRkZ pic.twitter.com/C7OKVcr2fm
— ABC News (@ABC) June 28, 2021
Another shooting in Times Square yesterday, this didn’t even trend
Man Walking Through Times Square With Family Shot in Shootout Between CD Vendors https://t.co/LkCQpQB3mf
— Poso (@JackPosobiec) June 28, 2021
“It was then that one of them pulled a gun and fired a single shot which ended up striking 21-year-old Samuel Poulin who was standing just a few feet away near a Starbucks establishment, WABC said,” adds the website.
Read the full report here.
AMERICA’S WORST MAYOR: De Blasio Defends Rioters, Blames Police, Says NYPD Must ‘Do Better’
Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio stunned residents across New York City Friday during his weekly press conference; saying it’s his “mission to redistribute wealth” across the five boroughs.
“We have a lot to go over today… Very important report looking back on the protests in May and June. It’s a clear, objective report… We needed objective, unsparing looks on what happened in May and June,” said de Blasio.
“I am confident we can do that work. We will implement the recommendations,” he added. “Changing police culture, that work must be done… Our mission is to redistribute wealth.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio: "Our mission is to redistribute wealth." pic.twitter.com/42Dv9tsRK0
— The Hill (@thehill) December 18, 2020
Report Finds NYPD's Response To George Floyd Protests Was Deeply Flawed, De Blasio Says He Is "Sorry"https://t.co/fictzNGrb1
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) December 18, 2020
“Its a season of reflection right now. That’s what the holidays are. I’m reflecting on what happened in May and June and I look back with remorse. I wish I had done better, I want everyone to understand that,” the mayor said. “And I’m sorry I didn’t do better and I’ve learned a lot of valuable lessons and I want our police department to do better, and I’m gonna insist upon that.”
Watch the Mayor’s comments above.
ANARCHY IN NY: New Video Shows Protesters Getting a ‘Shipment of Baseball Bats’ before Attacking NYPD
New surveillance footage from outside City Hall reportedly shows a group of protesters receiving a “shipment of baseball bats” before viciously attacking members of the NYPD during a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge.
“Surveillance video from outside City Hall appears to show protesters receiving a small shipment of bats before anti-cops activists clashed with officers on the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday morning,” reports the New York Post.
“Police sources said the bats were delivered so the anti-cop activists could confront a ‘unity’ rally proceeding over the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan,” adds the newspaper. “It’s unclear if the City Hall protesters used the bats in the wild Brooklyn Bridge brawl between opposing protesters. But at least one was recovered after the dust settled, police sources said.”
The NYPD arrested 37 people during the demonstration.
Read the full report at the NY Post.