Members of the NYPD shot and killed a teenager in Queens, Saturday after shooting him 11 times.
18-year-old Dashawn Vasconcellos, died of gunshot wounds to the torso, neck and extremities. According to chief NYPD spokesman Paul J. Browne, police fired a total of 14 times with 11 of those bullets hitting the teen.
The boy and two of his friends were leaving Bayswater Park in Far Rockaway around 11:30 p.m. when they were spotted by police. When police approached the boys to question them, Vasconcellos ran and was pursued by three officers. He then turned and pointed a 9mm semiautomatic pistol at them and was shot and killed after being told to drop the gun.
He was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Why did it take 11 bullets to get the boy to drop the gun? That’s ridiculous, unnecessary force strikes again!
How reminiscent of Oscar Grant and Sean Bell….smh.