An NYPD officer, who was viewing helicopter footage, was heard on video laughing about a suspect dying on the ground after he was shot dead by officers in Brooklyn.
In the video, the suspect, who has not been identified is seen falling to the ground after he was shot by officers.
The man is seen writhing in pain as the officer starts laughing.
‘That’s one less a**hole to sue us,’ the officer is heard telling another cop as they reviewed helicopter footage.
An NYPD officer was heard on video laughing about a suspect (pictured) dying on the ground after he was shot dead by officers in Brooklyn
In the video, the suspect, who has not been identified is seen falling to the ground after he was shot by officers. The man is seen writhing in pain as the officer starts laughing in the background. ‘That’s one less a**hole to sue us,’ the officer is heard telling another cop
An NYPD source told DailyMail.com: ‘The shooting was justified. But he screwed up the whole department with his negative comment.
‘Now people will think that’s what cops are out there to do – just to kill people.’
Another NYPD source confirmed to DailyMail.com that ‘NYPD officers recorded the NYPD aviation footage off a video screen and shared it – and it is those NYPD officers, not the pilots of the NYPD aircraft, who are the ones who are heard commenting’.
According to Chief Terry Monahan, the officer-involved shooting unfolded around 2.36am Monday morning in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Monahan said the officers, who were assigned to the 73 Precinct, ‘were patrolling the area of Howard Avenue and Dumont Avenue when they observed a suspicious male wearing a mask covering his face’.
‘When the 3 officers who were inside their patrol car attempted to speak to the man he immediately fled toward 788 Howard Avenue one officer exited the vehicle and the other two drove onto Howard Avenue, the perpetrator fired numerous rounds at the their vehicle, striking it,’ Monahan said during an early morning press conference.
The officer-involved shooting unfolded around 2.36am Monday morning in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn after officers in an unmarked car (pictured) tried to stop the man who was wearing a mask. That’s when he allegedly fired at their vehicle and fled the scene
Officers exchanged fire with the suspect who was shot in a residential area. The suspect was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A semi-automatic handgun (pictured) was recovered from the scene
One officer, who had exited the vehicle, exchanged fire with the man, who then fled into a residential area nearby.
‘Approximately 30 minutes later, a resident alerted additional officers that a man was attempting to break into a backyard on Howard Avenue,’ Monahan said.
Monahan said more officers were called to the scene and as they gained entry to the backyard ‘they were fired upon numerous times and exchanged gunfire with the perpetrator’.
The chief said the officers returned fire, striking the suspect, who was then taken into custody.
It was at that point that the officer is heard making the remark while watching the video.
Monahan said a total of seven officers fired their weapons.
The suspect was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A semi-automatic handgun was recovered from the scene.
Monahan said the investigation is ongoing and any information released Monday morning was preliminary.
A spokesperson for the NYPD told DailyMail.com: ‘The NYPD is aware of the video and it is under review.’