Police on Sunday announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the creep’s arrest two homeless people shot dead – killed one of them – as they slept on the streets of Manhattan.
The sickening rampage began around 5am on Saturday when the gunman, dressed all in black, shot a 38-year-old tramp in the arm as he slept on King Street in Soho, police officers said. He is in stable condition.
About an hour later, the suspect shot and killed a second victim — wrapped in a sleeping bag — about 15 blocks away outside of 148 Lafayette Street. The victim was fatally hit in the head and neck. The disturbing murder was captured on video.
The reward was announced as Mayor Adams said the senseless shooting “broke my heart.”
“This was a premeditated murder,” Adams said at an independent news conference.
“This person approached the two men, one after the other. You see him look around, kick the homeless person to make sure they are not sleeping, and just murder them. It’s just something you wouldn’t imagine happening in our city.”
Hizzoner said the first man to be shot may have survived – just because he woke up in time.
“Thank God, I think one of the homeless gentlemen — our neighbor, our brother — I think he’s alive today because he woke up after hearing the first gunshot and started screaming,” Adams said. “The second person doesn’t. I mean, he stood over him and shot him in the head for no reason because he was homeless.”
Adams said the city is mobilizing workers to try and move more homeless people to temporary shelters in the wake of the violence.
“If not, give them the resources they deserve,” he said. “But being homeless shouldn’t turn into murder, and I want to get this guy bad.”
The NYPD’s Crime Stoppers will pay up to $3,500 if arrested and charged and an additional $6,500 if the person or persons responsible is arrested and convicted.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their picks by logging into the Crime Stoppers website.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/13/nypd-offers-10k-reward-for-arrest-of-gunman-who-shot-two-homeless-men/ NYPD is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest of a gunman who shot dead two homeless people