My student Jonathan said he stayed up really late last night and was out in the street in the early morning when he saw police cars in the neighborhood because someone got shot.
I looked it up online and sure enough the story was in the Daily News and other TV stations. A man was asking for $2 in a Bodega and got kicked out so he went to a different one across the street. There he got into an argument with the workers so the cops were called to remove him.
That’s when things went wrong. The cops were taking him out of the store and he grabbed one of the officers guns, right from the holster. He started shooting wildly, so the other cop took out his gun and shot him three times, but he had already shot up the whole Bodega, killing a worker.
The shooter was arrested and will be going to jail for a long time, after he gets out of the hospital. My question is why he got so violent over a couple of dollars. Was he mentally ill? Was he on drugs? We may never know….