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NYPD Releases Video of Fatal Police Shootout

Video shows Johnson draw gun, aim at police
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2012 5:31 AM CDT

(Newser) – The New York Police Department released raw video last night showing yesterday's fatal confrontation with Jeffrey Johnson, reports DNA Info. (Warning: It's rough to watch.) The silent video shows police approaching Johnson, who responds by pulling a gun and pointing it at them. Police shoot him dead while terrified bystanders run for safety. Sky News reports that ballistics evidence suggests Johnson didn't actually fire at police, though he clearly aimed his gun at officers. (Read more Jeffrey Johnson stories.)

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