Crowd Threatens Police After Gunman Shoots Cop And They Shoot Back

Convicted felon Gregory Edwards pulled out a 9mm handgun while fighting with police, bodycam footage showed.

Staten Island, NY – Bystanders taunted and harassed New York police officers as they attempted to revive a wounded convicted felon who shot a fellow officer on Tuesday morning.

The incident began the night prior, when a woman went to the New York Police Department (NYPD) 120th Precinct station and filed a domestic violence complaint against 39-year-old career criminal Gregory Edwards, the New York Daily News reported.

The woman told officers that Edwards punched her in the face when she tried to break up with him the day before, according to the New York Post.

At approximately 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, the woman contacted police and told them she had spotted Edwards outside a residence on Prince Street, the New York Daily News reported.

Police responded to the area and began driving the woman around the neighborhood in search of Edwards, according to the New York Post.

She spotted him again a short while later.

“The officers immediately dropped the victim off about a block away for her safety and returned to arrest the man,” New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill said, according to the New York Post.

But as the four officers approached Edwards, he “immediately became combative…and violently resisted their efforts to place him under arrest,” Commissioner O’Neill explained.

One officer tried to subdue him with a Taser, but the convicted felon still managed to pull out a 9mm handgun.

“The officers, showing no hesitation, grabbed his hands to direct the muzzle away from everyone,” the commissioner said.

Edwards fired off two rounds, striking a female officer in her hand.

Her partner responded by firing three rounds at Edwards, killing him, the New York Daily News reported.

Bystanders moved in and began heckling and yelling at police as they attempted to revive their attacker by pumping on his chest.

The situation grew even more tense a couple of hours later, when approximately 12 NYPD community affairs officers were confronted by a group of angry citizens, the New York Post reported.

Some accused police of trying to cover up what had occurred, while others hurled obscenities.

“All of you can die!” one person yelled at them.

“He has kids, a wife…none of you all give a f--k!” another bystander shouted.

Resident Christine Wilson said that officers likely would have shot her one-year-old son if she hadn’t pulled him out of the way as police were approaching, according to the New York Post.

Wilson said she was speaking with Edwards just prior to the shooting, and denied accusations that he was armed at the time.

She claimed that Edwards attempted to flee from police, and that the officer was struck by friendly fire, the New York Post reported.

Edwards’ weapon was recovered at the scene, and bodycam footage clearly showed him gripping a handgun.

The wounded officer was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North, where she underwent surgery to her left hand, according to the New York Daily News.

“Our officer did everything that she was trained to do, put herself in harm’s way and did an exemplary job,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, according to the New York Post. “She has injuries, but thank God they’re not life-threatening.”

The 30-year-old officer, a two-year veteran-of-the-force, is an Argentinian immigrant assigned to the 120th Precinct, the New York Daily News reported.

“She is someone who exemplifies the American dream," de Blasio said. "Her family came here, an immigrant family. She came here as a young girl. I talk to her mom and dad and brother, she always wanted to be a police officer. That was her life’s goal.”

"She has applied herself with all her heart to this work protecting others and it’s quite clear how devoted she is to her work and how extraordinary her story is,” the mayor added.

Edwards had been arrested at least 16 times since 1997, the New York Post reported.

At least three of those offenses were due to weapons possession.

He was sentenced to five years in prison for shooting two people in New Brighton in 2004.

Within a year of his prison release, Edwards allegedly fired multiple rounds into a home in Port Richmond.

In 2012, he allegedly raped a woman in the Port Richmond Community, according to the New York Post.

Comments (91)
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gfc1963
gfc1963

Wonder what Boogers take is on this? Gun control not working eh Boogers? A convicted felon with a gun? Who'd a thunked it?? And the bystander saying he was not armed!!!! Simply amazing ignorant jungle bunnies.

JBo
JBo

New York City just seems to be getting more and more out of control. I wish the officers who have to deal with this crime spree the best of luck. I don't see it getting better anytime soon.

Justretired
Justretired

NY = zoo crew. God bless those in blue in that god forsaken place.

Jlna5434
Jlna5434

This s typical of these people. Wait until they need help. I would turn my back on them and let all the bad happen to them...because it's called Karma!! That woman outright lied to the reporter about the suspect not being armed!! Shes a POS!!!

Saints
Saints

Law makers and politicians should try reasoning with the thugs see how that would go... right!! they wouldn't leave their secure homes....

thugjager
thugjager

New York values......said fredo.....

BruthaV
BruthaV

Overly emotional impulsive animals doing what comes naturally. The question is: is it innate (nature), or learned (nurture), behavior. I'd like to think the latter.

thugjager
thugjager

activist judges,criminal rights types and major city Dems have created this Frankenstein, and not one clue that their policies are at the root.....kinda like old hens that think they run the farm,but can't even keep a lid on the barnyard

bronx163
bronx163

Thank good old Jimmy Oneil The spineless police commissioner. He supports radical activists over cops. And thank gov cuomo for letting felons out of prison early and ending cash bail so criminals can continue to their savage attacks on good members of society.

NY is CALIFORNIA 2.0.

NYOD COPS SUPPORT DANNY PANTALEO DONATE TO THE GO FUND ME FOR HIM.

YOU COULD BE NEXT DANNY PANTALEO.

DONATE DONATE DONATE. MTHE JOB DOES NOT LOVE U.

bronx163
bronx163

Typo NYPD COPS. NOT NYOD COPS

NoBackupNearby
NoBackupNearby

New York City... should have let Thanos keep it.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

At least the mayor and police commish are publicly supporting the actions of the officers, which is different than what they have done in the past.

and Resident Christine Wilson is a moron; the cops wouldn't have shot her one year old son, and if she was really concerned for his safety, she wouldn't let him be around an armed convicted felon with a history of violent attacks on others.

But she's right, the office could have been struck by friendly fire.... and the gun could have magically appeared and it could have been the cops imagination that it started shooting on it's own. I mean, he is a magician, because he shoots two people and only spends 5 years in jail as a result of his actions; that's real magic.

4thaBlue
4thaBlue

All of these over dramatic people like the lady claiming police would’ve shot her 1 year old, sound so stupid. Saying anything they can to make it sound like the police’s fault. And how he didn’t have a gun and the female officer was shot my friendly fire. I bet this dumb bitch wasn’t even anywhere near the incident and didn’t even see all that happened. And how many of these people came out afterward and just began yelling, jumping on the “I hate the police” bandwagon. Next time, after a shoot, don’t even try life saving measures, IF, the crowd is becoming hostile and harassing like they did. Just worry about holding the scene for the time being and staying safe until more help arrive. Then they wouldn’t be yelling at the officers about irrelevant things like how many kids he had, how many side chicks he had, when he cut his hair last, and they’d just be worried about why police are not providing aid. Then when police are brought to explain, blame it all on the crowd to show the mayor and the administration what happens they disrespect the police and minimize their importance. The animals pick up on that and copycat. Truth of the matter is, the crowd was angry because he was black, and was shot by the police. No reason could’ve been given to explain why or what the situation was, they were just against police because it was another black man that got shot by the “hated” police. Nosey people heard commotion and came out and asked someone who asked someone when they came out who asked someone when they came out and got 4th maybe 5th hand information as to what happened and by then the story changes drastically to something totally different.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

So blacks want convicted felon rapist doemstic abusers armed with pistols in their neighborhoods..fine..live with them let them kill each other...just don't emerge from your shitholes into civilized society

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

The Black community is becoming increasingly mentally unhinged and are further creating a sub culture of extreme violence, criminality and vile, disgusting behaviors and this seems to be accelerating . They are not assimilating into the overall US culture. To the contrary they appear intent on further distancing themselves from a civilized US society even if it means dying to do so. More and more episodes like this one as described here , weekend scoreboard body count stats out of Chicago and other similar geographic demographic locations , black politicians/DA's /Prosecutors who do/say anything to keep their own power and placate their own black constituency no matter how outrageous /uncivil /unlawful the actions , a dishonest black public who will continually and outright lie just to support black agendas, mob videos of gangs of blacks who preys on unwary non-black citizens, shooting each other or innocent bystanders on a daily basis, black flash mob grab and dash thefts, ...and even right here with the repeat psychotic ramblings of those black members on this site who continually act as ignorant school children. America has a race problem and don't sit back and think Blacks will fix it anytime soon. If anything there appears intent on their own self destruction ...and to take as many others with them as possible.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

An entire "community" that embraces faux-victimhood for some kind of twisted clout. Pitiful!

Bstn
Bstn

He has kids, a wife…none of you all give a f--k!” another bystander shouted........If this man gave a shit about his kids he wouldnt have been running around as a felon with a gun....and he dudnt have respect for his wife if he was getting upset with the female victim for trying to break up with him... Dies the woman who claimed this shit really think he was an upstanding husband, father, citizen? Is this shit really acceptable in their eyes? If so this is why their lives are they way they are and their neighborhoods are referred to as "hoids" and things will never change or get better in the hoods!!

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

A race that sees everything [Everything!] through the lens of Race. Zero ability to discern right from wrong or good from evil.

Heezels
Heezels

Huh, even the black community has A FEW BAD APPLES. Perhaps the cop haters should show a little humility in this respect. Although, it does seem that they are noticeably absent in this case.

Reregirl
Reregirl

How long before deblasio recaants and smears the officer?

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

The only reason deblasio is backing those officers is because he can spout about “diversity” and “immigration” because of the origins of the female officer. There is no doubt in my mind had the officers been all male and worse, all white, there would be a far different narrative happening.

Tex-Mex gal
Tex-Mex gal

Great job officers!! Glad the injured officer is going to be ok. It's unfortunate she got hurt. Prayers for a speedy recovery. No trial, tax payers get to save money and this guy will never hurt anyone again.

James Robinson
James Robinson

You are right. I don't give a fuck that this guy got shot. You point a gun at a cop, regardless of their or your color, you're going to get shot. That simple.

pjgeraghty
pjgeraghty

You wouldn't think that a .9mm handgun would do that much damage. I mean, a 9mm, sure. But not a .9mm.

DaveCopah
DaveCopah

This is all too typical of the lack of respect for our police found in American cities which are all, amazingly, run by cowardly Democrat a$$holes like DiBlasio!

J10107
J10107

Happy to hear that the officer who was injured will recover. Even happier to hear that POS Edwards will meet his maker and spend the rest of eternity in Hell. Christine Wilson should be charged for making false reports, the video evidence clearly shows her to be a LYING POS no better than Edwards!

PB62
PB62

Disgusting barbarinism.

Browner010
Browner010

The stupidity of people never ceases to amaze me. Honestly, it's not rocket science here people, If you shoot at the police, THEY WILL SHOOT BACK!

Leeb
Leeb

Christine Wilson should be charged with making false statements to the police. She's teaching her 1 year old, it's ok to lie. Another generation of victimhood. Sad.

bryantrent
bryantrent

This guy was a SOB good job NYPD You saved the taxpayers a lot of money

Dark_ePoch
Dark_ePoch

A .9mm gun? That's a pretty small bullet.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The animals are restless. Watch for the ghetto lottery to kick in!

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects.

DaleMcNamee
DaleMcNamee

These so-called "people" deserve to have all Police, Fire, and EMS services pulled from their neighborhood... Let them rely on the thugs that they defend for those services...

Janken
Janken

Oh thankyou B O obama. You made your blacks hate whites and cops. Wish you nothing but bad luck the rest of you and your wife's lives

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Shit on toast!! Seriously?! Is there something in the drinking water to cause this degree of deliberate ignorance? How do they say this without stuttering? Is lying just a genetic predisposition?

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Typical reaction from the "good" citizens who step up and see that one of their beloved residents family receives justice and a winning "killed by cop" lottery ticket!

Tech495
Tech495

I feel for the pplice in NYC....how dare they say they didn't care about the deceased mans family while he was pointing a gun at them....what about the officers families???? Justice done....he got what he was looking for....

artw44
artw44

Look at his record, why was he out on the streets? Should have been locked up and the key thrown away!

Wish505
Wish505

Hum maybe Beto will talk them about giving up there guns and becoming nice people and if they don't lets see him go take them away.

John Q Public
John Q Public

He pulled a gun on a cop and the outcome was sad but justified.