*Warning, the following is graphic.*
NYPD is now on the lookout for the 4 teens involved in the recorded murder of a sleeping homeless man in Harlem.
Detectives say it is clear there are atleast 4 involved in the incident, but it is likely that there were others in the vicinity who played a role as well.
The homeless man was dismembered from the blast. Currently the city is unable to identify him.
NYPD is asking for any and all tips leading to the capture and arrest of the attackers.
Unfortunately, this is not the first of these types of attacks. It has turned into a game among certain urban neighborhoods. “Homeless Hunting”.
“New York City announced a multi-agency crackdown on illegal firework Tuesday, after people shooting them off in neighborhoods across the city has been a rampant problem for several weeks. Video from around 4 a.m. Monday shows one of the recent incidents, in which two men are seen throwing a firework at a 66-year-old homeless man who was sleeping. The firework then explodes. The NYPD is investigating, saying the man is in stable condition.” – (Taken from ABC 7 Description On Youtube Video)
“Video from around 4 a.m. Monday shows one of the recent incidents, in which two men are seen throwing a firework at a 66-year-old homeless man who was sleeping.
The firework then explodes. The NYPD is investigating, saying the man is in stable condition. A $2,500 reward is being offered for information that could lead to an arrest.
It is just one of more than 13,000 complaints involving illegal fireworks received by the city this month — compared to just 32 between June 1 and June 22 in 2019 — leaving many fed up and sparking a drive-by protest with horns honking outside Gracie Mansion overnight.
In response, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the creation of a task force to crack down on illegal fireworks sales.” – ABC 7