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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Higbridge Residents Protest Shooting

The news coverage of this incident has been rather scant, but last Wednesday police in Highbridge reportedly shot and killed a 19-year-old during a struggle. The young man, Timur Person, reportedly had a gun in his waistband.
Borough President Carrion issued this statement on Monday:

"My prayers go out to the family of Timur Person during this tragic time. I am confident that District Attorney Johnson and the New York City Police Department will conduct a fair and thorough investigation of this incident. I ask the community to remain calm, and withhold judgment until an investigation is completed. Police officers have job to do, often times under difficult circumstances; we must allow them to continue do their jobs protecting the citizens of the Bronx. I expect that everyone, police and residents will treat one another with respect and civility."

Free-lance photographer David Greene, who took the photo at left, reports that 100 protesters gathered outside the 44th Precinct today to protest the incident.


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