Father, 26, shot dead in Manhattan’s East Village ‘leaving a trail of blood down a block before collapsing near a Citi Bike station’
- Tyrell Williams, 26, was shot in the chest and died on Sunday morning
- Two groups of men were reportedly in a street fight when an unidentified suspect opened fire on a New York City street corner
- Williams left a trail of blood down the block and collapsed near a Citi Bike station, per New York Daily News
- No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing
A New York City father was shot dead in a street fight on Sunday morning and left a trail of blood before he collapsed near a Citi Bike Station, reports said.
Police told DailyMail.com that two groups of men were embroiled in a dispute on the corner of E. 13 St. and Avenue A.
One group approached the other, and New York Daily News reports that it soon became a physical altercation.
But an unidentified suspect reportedly pulled out a gun and opened fire into the crowd of men.
Williams took a bullet to the chest. He was transported to Mount Sinai Beth Israel, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
Authorities said two groups of men were got into a dispute, but details regarding what sparked the interaction were unclear
Christopher Pastor told NYDN that he was grabbing a bite to eat Sunday morning when he heard a loud noise. He ran over to the scene and spotted a big pool of blood outside of a restaurant on Avenue A.
‘He had blood all over his mouth. His eyes were open, not breathing,’ Pastor told the publication. ‘You could tell that he was deceased.’
‘EMS started to give CPR. They checked for pulse. He had no pulse,’ he added.
Reports from New York Daily News said Williams (pictured) left behind a trail of blood before collapsing near a Citi Bike station
Authorities transported Williams (pictured) to Mount Sinai Beth Israel, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead
The incident happened early Sunday morning near the corner of 13 St. and Avenue A. in New York City’s East Village
Authorities roped off the crime scene, where Williams’ white sneakers were still strewn across the street corner, NYDN reports.
Crime in New York City continued to climb, according to the NYPD CompStat.
As of October 4, there has been a 36.2 per cent increase in murders in 2020 than in 2019. There have been 346 murders this year, compared to 254 recorded last year.
Anyone with information can call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).