Rifle-Wielding Gunman Kills Bystander Walking His Dog in Hamilton Heights - NBC New York

Rifle-Wielding Gunman Kills Bystander Walking His Dog in Hamilton Heights

The suspect pulls out his rifle from behind him and points it at the man before firing, but he missed his target and hit the bystander

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    Man Shot While Walking His Dog in Hamilton Heights

    A man was seen in chilling video lift a rifle he was hiding behind him, aim it at his target, but miss and strike a bystander, killing him. NBC 4 New York's Checkey Beckford reports.

    (Published Thursday, June 13, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A man walking his dog in the middle of the night was shot and killed by a gunman who pulled a rifle from behind his back

    • The suspect pulls out his rifle from behind him and points it at the man before firing, but he missed his target and hit the bystander

    • Anyone with any information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

    A man walking his dog in the middle of the night was shot and killed by a gunman who pulled a rifle from behind his back and fired at his target, but missed, according to police.

    The gunman is seen on surveillance video standing on a sidewalk on West 146th Street in the early hours of June 10 answering a phone call when another man walks by.

    The suspect pulls out his rifle from behind him and points it at the man before firing, but he missed his target, officials said. Winston McKay was at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue walking his dog when he was hit by the errant bullet, and died.

    The victim’s husband, Terry Solomon, now says he is afraid to walk the dog in the same neighborhood.

    Police Release Video of Gunman Pulling Rifle in Hamilton Heights

    [NY] Police Release Video of Gunman Pulling Rifle in Hamilton Heights

    The video shows a man hiding a rifle behind his back, then wielding it and pointing it at a man walking by. Police say he fired one shot, missing the intended target, and instead killing a man out walking his dog. NBC 4 New York's Gaby Acevedo reports.

    (Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019)

    Police are searching for the gunman, who was seen in a red hooded sweatshirt. It is unclear why he was targeting the man on the sidewalk.

    Anyone with any information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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