Gang member shot 9 times after refusing to drop fake gun
From The New York Post
A Bronx “gang-member wannabe” amazingly survived nine police gunshot wounds outside a popular nightclub yesterday after ignoring multiple warnings to drop a real-looking pellet gun he was waving on a crowded street, police sources said.
Three cops who confronted Mamadou Balde, 20, at 2:30 a.m. outside the Cocoa House in The Bronx’s Highbridge section believed the black gun — designed to look like a 9 mm — was real, officials said.
He refused to put it down after repeated warnings, so the cops unleashed a barrage that would normally kill a man.
But none of the shots struck vital organs and Balde was rushed to Lincoln Hospital with wounds to his legs, arms, groin and foot. He was in critical but stable condition.
Continued at The New York Post