A girl allegedly executed her ex-girlfriend in broad daylight in Brooklyn Wednesday in a brazen, sudden assault that was captured on surveillance video.
The sufferer, recognized as Nichelle Thomas, 51, was shot simply earlier than 1 p.m. at Fourth Avenue and St. Marks Place in Park Slope.
Footage obtained by The Publish confirmed Thomas approaching a bodega on the nook of St. Marks Place — apparently unaware her ex was about to launch an assault.
As Thomas went to open the door, 38-year-old Latisha Bell allegedly sprinted up and pulled a gun. Bell then allegedly shot Thomas point-blank at the back of the top and fled.
The chilling nine-second video ends with the sufferer crumbling to the bottom.bout to open the door, when a lady sprints up behind her and pulls out a gun.
She was rushed to a hospital the place she died, police stated.
The 2 girls was once in a relationship, police sources stated. It wasn’t instantly clear once they broke up.
Police didn’t instantly present a motive for the capturing. However investigators are wanting into the likelihood that the deadly encounter was sparked by a lover’s quarrel, based on legislation enforcement sources.
Witnesses within the usually secure neighborhood have been shocked over the daylight violence.
“I’ve been working here for 12 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” stated bodega cashier Mohammed Ali.
“It’s scary. If the bullet hadn’t hit her, I might have been the one hit,” stated Ali, 57.
Ali stated he heard one shot, which he knew was from a gun.
He stated he then ran exterior and noticed “a lady lying face-up on the sidewalk and above her eyes was a hole with blood coming out.”
Bell together with her lawyer in tow surrendered to cops on the 78th Precinct station home hours later. She was later charged with homicide and felony possession of a weapon.
The capturing was the primary recorded within the neighborhood this yr, based on NYPD information, and comes because the Huge Apple experiences a virtually yearlong surge of gun violence.
The Mayor’s workplace on Tuesday introduced an initiative to curb gunplay in the course of the summer season months when cities traditionally see an uptick — however the plan mirrored the failed policing technique from final yr.
Andrea Iglesias, 52, informed The Publish as he seemed on the newest act of bloodshed, “It’s unreal what’s occurring on this metropolis.
“This is a good area. People don’t get shot here, especially in broad daylight on a busy intersection. There’s so little enforcement anymore, people feel emboldened.”