The NYPD released chilling body camera footage Friday that shows officers responding to a crazed man who opened fire on the steps of a Manhattan Church last December during a Christmas celebration.
Following a Christmas Carols concert on the steps of Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine around 4 p.m., when police say 52-year-old Luis Vasquez pulled out two handguns and started shooting into the air wildly as bystanders ran for their lives.
A detective, a sergeant, and a police officer who were nearby immediately responded and engaged the suspect.
“Drop the gun! Drop the gun! Drop it,” Office Daurys Gutierrez can be heard screaming at Vasquez on his body camera.
Gutierrez fired two shots, while Detective Specialist Jason Harper fired nine shots and Sgt. Kensington Cunningham fired three shots.