Warning, the video below graphically shows a man being killed by Miami Beach police. It’s brutal. Consider yourself warned.
So there I was, minding my own business in a Miami Beach nail salon, when a shirtless guy gets gunned down a block away on Alton Road. Bang, bang. Without any warning, a group of five or six men and women, rush in to the salon, looking for place to hide.
I had no idea what was going on a block away but apparently a white man had just held up a nearby Bank of America. He was armed with a straight razor he allegedly took from a barbershop after the bank robbery. The police fatally shot the possibly deranged guy as he appeared to attempt to attack them.
The whole scene started at 10:30 yesterday morning. All of the young folks in my salon witnessed the five police cars come to a screeching halt on Alton Road after receiving a alarm warning from the bank.
I think everyone was in a state of shock and loudly recounting what they saw. Everything happened so fast. I didn’t get nervous as my feet soaked in a tub of soapy hot water. I instantly knew everything was under control.
I also didn’t feel the need to rush out the door to find out exactly what happened. I knew from experience that all I had to do was wait a few minutes and everything would be posted on YouTube and Twitter.
Sure enough, Marcellus Johnson, a Miami-based event photographer, captured the entire disturbing showdown on his smartphone. He immediately posted them on several social media sites and within seconds the video went viral.