Thursday, December 10, 2009

Police Shoot and Kill Man Outside Hotel in Times Square

NEW YORK TIMES -- A plainclothes police sergeant fatally shot a 25-year-old man on Thursday morning outside the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square after confronting the man, who he believed had been a part of a scam to use CDs to intimidate tourists, the authorities said. The slain man was armed with a loaded Mac-10 semiautomatic machine pistol and had fired first, the police said.

On the man’s body, police found a business card for a Virginia gun dealer, Gary A. Lewis, who runs Gary’s Guns & Transfers in Manakin-Sabot, a pair of villages northwest of Richmond.*

Hand-written on the back of the card, the police said, were these words: “I just finished watching ‘The Last Dragon.’ I feel sorry for a cop if he think I’m getting into his paddy wagon.” The gun had been reported stolen in Richmond on Oct. 28, the police said.

And that, as they say, was that. A delusional young man... *This will give leverage to Mayor Bloomberg's law suit seeking to sue gun dealers in southern states who casually supply guns which end up on NYC streets.