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Broadway Shooting: Cops Accidentally Shoot Two Innocent Women [Photos]

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Police officers attempting to subdue a disturbed man on Broadway accidentally shot two innocent women on Saturday night. The Broadway shooting occurred outside of a Port Authority Bus Terminal.

A 54-year-old woman was hit in the leg and broke two bones in her calf and a 35 year-old woman was hit in the buttocks.

Two officers were pursing the crazed man with a long rap sheet when he reached inside his pocket as they approached.

The 35-year-old man pulled his hand out of his pocket and “simulated shooting the officers” according to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Witnesses claim that someone shouted “He’s got a gun!” before officers opened fire.

The first shot caused a woman to collapse on a sidewalk grate while she continued to hold tightly to her walker. That victim was soon after rushed to Bellevue Hospital.

The second victim was quickly transported by ambulance to Roosevelt Hospital.

Commissioner Ray Kelly visited both women at the hospital and offered his apologies.

The second victim left Roosevelt hospital while still wearing her hospital gown, she refused to give her name to reporters. The victim exited the hospital accompanied by an officer, a man in a suit, and a third man in street clothes. When asked what had occurred the man in the suit told the victim to remain silent.

Speaking about the crazed man Fabiola Ferere, 30, told the New York Post: “It was like he wanted to get hit.” He added, “The police literally could not control him. He had to be on something, like narcotics or bath salts.”

Kelly during a press conference added:

“The individual was blocking traffic and appeared to be attempting to be hit by cars.”

Police eventually subdued the man with a Taser and admitted him to Bellevue.

Downplaying the situation Kelly told reporters that both woman were in “good spirits” and said “They weren’t 100 percent certain of what happened.”

The officers who opened fire have been on the job for 18 months and three years on the job.

The Broadway shooting is still under investigation. In the meantime Twitter user Kerri Ann Nesbeth ‏(@knesbeth) tweeted several photos from the scene of the shooting:

The Broadway shooting occurred on the same day that officers in North Carolina opened fire on an unarmed and innocent man.

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24 Responses to “Broadway Shooting: Cops Accidentally Shoot Two Innocent Women [Photos]”

  1. Henry Dondi

    I'll bet you won't think that when 5 people are kicking the crap out of you, and there isn't one there to help you!

  2. Cheryl Woods

    This is insane, how do you hit two different women when your shooting at a man? Do cop just not care anymore or what, some of them are way out of control.

  3. Ari Thompson-Fortune

    The one who had "no comment" is going to sue the crap out of the city and I hope the other woman follows suit.

  4. Snoopy Sampley

    It don't sound good for the city….i would sue the hell out of them…Im with Cheryl Woods on this one how do you shoot two differen't woman when aiming at a man …come on, get real

  5. Mar' Haugen

    I appreciate the police and know if I need them, they will be there. I'm certain there is more to this story and though I'm sure they did not intentionally shoot the two women, there are facts we don't know. Lighten up.

  6. Susanne McDaniel

    Young, inexperienced cops. I keep reading more and more stories of innocent people getting shot with guns. I rarely read about someone saving someone or themselves with a gun.

  7. Rose Mary Booth

    See the cops know we need them so there for we are screwed. There are good cops and bad cops. The good cops that protect the mentally ill bad cops make themselves bad. I know of a few good cops that are very good at what they do. There should be better mental evals before they let these men become cops. I do however think these women should sue . It doesn't matter if it was intentional or not. The cops should pay for there hospital bill and then some. My main question is with the street filled with people why in the world didnt they taser him first?

  8. Dottie Noble

    me too Brian..cops ruined my life because they knew my alcoholic husband and he turned everything around and blamed the domestic dispute on me. ..he lied and I fought in court to prove my case. My husband even wrote a letter stating that he 'misunderstood the incident' but the cop would not drop it. There is NO JUSTICE if u count on the police force to be fair.

  9. Gem Mimz

    Do these cops not go to the range and actually practice with their weapons…give them slingshots instead…..;P

  10. Joshua Degreiff

    New York cops don't work out they don't have good shape to chase any one that why for them is easy to shoot rather to run to chase the criminal.

  11. Brian Leese

    Dottie Noble Thats a strong statement,I assume you were an eye witness?

  12. Jamie Wilson

    Another situation where cops are involved shooting people "accidently." Carelessly is the word. They were able to restrain the guy by using a taser but they resulted to guns before attempting the taser. Stupid move.

  13. Kaila Trulane

    I'm assuming you do not live in NY nor ever visited. The streets are packed with people. If he even fired his weapon 6" off he would hit someone else. I think they were minimizing risk being others thought the man had a weapon. I probably would have taken my chances as well. On that note, they aimed low so as not to cause death, only injury to the man. This also in turn limits loss of life to the individuals around him. They did the best they could in the situation given.

  14. Kaila Trulane

    I'm assuming you do not live in NY nor ever visited. The streets are packed with people. If he even fired his weapon 6" off he would hit someone else. I think they were minimizing risk being others thought the man had a weapon. I probably would have taken my chances as well. On that note, they aimed low so as not to cause death, only injury to the man. This also in turn limits loss of life to the individuals around him. They did the best they could in the situation given.

  15. Kaila Trulane

    because people being saved by a gun isn't "news worthy". If you truly want to find the good stories you have to hunt for them

  16. Kaila Trulane

    I'm assuming you do not live in NY nor ever visited. The streets are packed with people. If he even fired his weapon 6" off he would hit someone else. I think they were minimizing risk being others thought the man had a weapon. I probably would have taken my chances as well. On that note, they aimed low so as not to cause death, only injury to the man. This also in turn limits loss of life to the individuals around him. They did the best they could in the situation given.

  17. Kaila Trulane

    I'm assuming you do not live in NY nor ever visited. The streets are packed with people. If he even fired his weapon 6" off he would hit someone else. I think they were minimizing risk being others thought the man had a weapon. I probably would have taken my chances as well. On that note, they aimed low so as not to cause death, only injury to the man. This also in turn limits loss of life to the individuals around him. They did the best they could in the situation given.

  18. Kaila Trulane

    someone said "he has a gun" …. you don't chase a man aiming a gun at you, you shoot them. They aimed down as not to cause death, just maim him. They also did this so if they shot even 6" off their mark and hit someone else they wouldn't kill them. I think they did the best they could in the situation given.

  19. Kaila Trulane

    Many of the people making comments have never been to or lived in NY nor have they ever fired a 9mm in a high stress situation with multiple distractions. The streets are packed with people. If he even fired his weapon 6" off his mark he would hit someone else. Someone shouted "he has a gun" and they needed to take immediate action to eliminate loss of life due to a mad man. I probably would have taken my chances as well. On that note, they aimed low so as not to cause death, only injury to the man. This also in turn limits loss of life to the individuals around him. This is why both women were shot in their lower extremities. The cops did the best they could in the situation given.