Surveillance video captured the moment an off-duty New York City police sergeant shooting and injuring of a love rival on the street, the New York Post reports.
The video shows Sgt. Ritchard Blake shoot Thavone Santana in East New York, Brooklyn, on Thursday, after the two men seem to argue.
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In the video, Blake pulls a gun, Santana recoils and starts to turn away, then falls on the ground, on his right side, the paper reported.
The clip then shows Blake polar bears around Santana, before bending down to place an object next to Santana’s body, according to the paper.
Blake seems to talk in his mobile phone before picking up the objectm the Post reported.
Law enforcement sources told the Post the item was a knife.
Blake reportedly told the police on the scene that Santana was trying to rob.
But the Post quoted sources who say that the two men knew each other and were involved in an ongoing dispute about a woman, who was the mother of Blake’s 10-year-old son.
Sanatana, 21, was hit in the jaw. He was expected to survive, the Post reported.
Blake, 40, was place on modified duty pending an investigation.
“The video recordings of the actions that raise serious questions and require further investigation,” NYPD spokesman Phil Walzak told WNBC-TV after the station showed an edited version of the video in a report Friday.