Some fool tries to rob an undercover cop in a gun buy sting operation in Brooklyn and gets blasted. That Davis POS that the bad guy had would probably have worked better if used to hit someone with it, rather than trying to shoot it. Notice in the article, they mention the gun probably came from Georgia. To me that fact is about as relevant as saying the bad guy probably came from Puerto Rico.
The issue appears to be with the software on this forum, as i posted the link on several other forums today, and they all displayed with no problem. It also keeps inserting a space in the word "against" in the URL above, that is why even copy and paste wont work.
Since there is some issue with posting links, here is the text from the newspaper article. :
An undercover cop who shot and killed a robber during a gun-buy operation likely owes his life to his ability to quickly draw his weapon and fire accurately, an NYPD official said Thursday.
Lucas Muniz, 31, came rushing down a flight of stairs and interrupted the purchase as it was about to go down inside an entryway of a Bushwick apartment building Wednesday night.
Muniz ordered the seller, Alex Mercado, 23, down onto the floor at gunpoint, then spun around and took aim at the undercover, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said.
But the officer drew his weapon with lightning speed and squeezed off three rounds before Muniz could fire a shot, Browne said. Muniz was mortally wounded - hit once in the left side, once in the right side.
"He moved very quickly, and is probably alive today because of the agility of his response," Browne said of the undercover, who works with the NYPD firearms unit and has nine years on the force. He was not hurt.
The harrowing, split-second exchange was a setup arranged by Mercado and Muniz to rip off the $4,200 in buy money the undercover was carrying, Browne said. Mercado did not bring the six guns he had agreed to sell.
An NYPD camera out on the street showed Muniz enter the Knickerbocker Ave. building before Mercado. Muniz hid up on the second floor before he made his move - pointing his gun at Mercado's head.
"He threatened to kill the other guy if he didn't comply, but we know that that was an act," Browne said.
Muniz managed to climb the stairs onto the second floor before he fell down and died.
The undercover backed out of the apartment building, and signaled for his backup unit. As he did, Browne said, Mercado got up off the floor, grabbed the pistol Muniz had dropped, and darted up to the third floor.
That floor was under construction, and there was a ladder leading to an opening in the ceiling. The backup officers came charging up onto the floor, yanked Mercado off the ladder and collared him, Browne said.
The weapon, which he had stashed in the ceiling, was recovered. It was a .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol that cops believe came from Georgia.
The firearms unit was targeting the area because it was a hotspot for black-market gun sales.
Mercado, who had actually sold a gun to the same undercover officer previously, was charged with several crimes, including first-degree robbery and criminal sale of a firearm. He had not been arraigned as of early Thursday evening.
The gun buy gone bad was eerily reminiscent of the failed exchange that led to the execution of undercover detectives Rodney Andrews, 34, and James Nemorin, 36, in Staten Island in 2003.
"Fortunately, our undercover officer walked away alive on this one, but it was a very dicey encounter," Browne said.
If he didn't get shot by the cop, he would have probably died from shrapnel wounds when he tried to fire that gun and it grenaded in his hand.
you would be surprised by the stupidity of ghetto criminals. they put the wrong caliber ammo in the magazine sometimes, as if anything that you can shove in the magazine will fire, tape all over the grips going too far up that it stops the slide from cycling, magazines for the wrong gun jammed up into the pistol. In a city where there are no firearms or ammo available to anyone without a permit, and even then only a few stores in the entire city, you pay top dollar on the street for junk and take what you can get. The only stores with guns on display are police equipment stores, and the bad guys stay out of them.