Police Wound Two Bystanders in Times Square Shooting

New York police have brought a variety of charges against the “emotionally disturbed” man they say triggered a police shooting near Times Square that wounded two bystanders.

Officers fired three shots at 35-year-old Glenn Broadnax in the Saturday night confrontation a block west of the famous tourist district, hitting two women on a nearby corner in the process, a police statement said Sunday. Broadnax was walking into traffic in front of the Port Authority bus terminal, apparently trying to be hit by cars, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

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Two bystanders were hit gunfire after NYPD officers shot at a man in Times Square.

He dodged police who tried to take him into custody, then mimicked shooting a gun at officers, prompting the officers to return fire with real bullets, Kelly said.

“At some time he reached into his pocket, took out his hand and simulated as if he was shooting at them,” Kelly told reporters late Saturday.

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3 comments

  • esco

    Dur!ng the video, bystanders are yell!ng "Don't shoot!!" over and over while the cops surround the guy and then they shoot and miss the guy and hit the bystanders instead. Those cops were horrible shots.

  • Shazbot2013

    LAPD still has the record for bad shots. Remember the 2 small Hispanic women that were mistaken for a large black man (Dorner)? They shot the wrong truck over 100 times and the women walked away with minor injuries.