Bullets Flying

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.


4 thoughts on “Bullets Flying

    It seems if you commit a crime no matter what it is,the new police “Police Mentality” is shot first and ask questions later.

  2. Police are trained to aim for body mass, which is the largest target. That way if their aim is off they will still have a chance to hit an arm, a leg etc. So not like they were shooting to kill– just shooting to hit.

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