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2,091 views • April 12, 2018

NYPD Releases Video of Fatal Crown Heights Shooting

Vivian Lan
The NYPD released video showing the shooting  of 34-year-old Saheed Vassell. The incident took place in Crown Heights,  Brooklyn on April 4. Police received calls before the shooting about a man threatening people with a gun.  The police discovered that Vassell had a bent metal pipe.   Vassell’s family says he suffered from schizophrenia. The latest release of footage was from a building  about a half a block from the incident. The officers who shot him were not wearing body cameras.  The NYPD has not given the officers names, which some in the community have requested. 
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