VIDEO: Domestic Violence Suspect Shoots Cop After Taser Fails

Bodycam video showed the moment 39-year-old Gregory Edwards pulled a 9mm Sig Sauer handgun on officers.

Staten Island, NY – The New York Police Department (NYPD) released bodycam video from an officer-involved shooting in September that left the suspect dead and an officer wounded (video below).

The Sept. 17 altercation that led to the shooting stemmed from an incident the prior day when Gregory Edwards allegedly punched his girlfriend in the face after she tried to break up with him, the New York Post reported.

Bodycam video from multiple officers showed the 39-year-old Edwards sitting on the front stoop when officers arrived and approached him.

In the video, two female officers each took one of Edwards’ arms and tried to take the man into custody, but he was uncooperative.

“Why you grabbing me?” Edwards asked.

The officers explained they had an open complaint from the prior day, the video showed.

Two women standing nearby harassed the officers and told them they weren’t allowed to touch Edwards without his permission as officers tried to take him into custody.

Two more officers arrived on the scene to provide backup to the first two officers, the video showed.

“Do not do that, please, I’m asking you nicely,” Edwards said in the video. “I’m not doing nothing. Please, can y’all stop?”

“You’re under arrest,” one of the female officers told Edwards.

But Edward continued to refuse to comply with commands, and then all of a sudden, bodycam video showed he tried to make a run for it.

The video showed a male officer grabbed the suspect and pushed him up the steps in an effort to gain control of him.

“Stop resisting, stop resisting,” more than one of the officers told Edwards as he struggled.

As Edwards continued to fight, the officer called for a fellow officer to deploy a Taser, the video showed.

NYPD Officer Raychel Campanella-Rivera fired a Taser at Edwards but the less-lethal device appeared to have no effect on the enraged suspect, SILive reported.

The commanding officer of NYPD’s Force Investigation Division, Deputy Commissioner Kevin Maloney said the Taser "was ineffective in stopping the threat as only one of the prongs struck the subject.”

Bodycam video showed Edwards swung around, pulling out of the officer’s grasp, and pulled a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol from his waist and fired it twice, striking NYPD Officer Vanessa Medina in the hand, the New York Post reported.

Officer Campanella-Rivera returned fire, shooting three rounds and hitting Edwards twice in the back, SILive reported.

“As a result of the discharge, the suspect was fatally wounded,” Commissioner Maloney said.

Officer Medina was transported to the hospital, treated, and released the next day, WNBC reported.

The rapid release of the bodycam video of the incident was done in an effort to comply with NYPD’s new policy of releasing bodycam video within 30 days of an officer-involved shooting.

Commissioner Maloney said that investigation into the shooting was ongoing, SILive reported.

Once that investigation is completed, NYPD’s First Deputy Commissioner’s Use of Force Review Board will evaluate the evidence “to determine whether the use of force applied in this case was consistent with department guidelines,” the commissioner said.

“In this specific investigation, follow up interviews are still being conducted and video evidence is still under review,” he said. “We do not draw any conclusions about whether an officer’s actions were consistent with department policy and the law until all of the facts are known."

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

NYPD’s First Deputy Commissioner’s Use of Force Review Board will evaluate the evidence “to determine whether the use of force applied in this case was consistent with department guidelines,”

Um, he shot a cop. Who knows how many more he would have shot, had he been allowed to get away instead of being shot in the back.

Ladycplum
Ladycplum

Oh but you know people are going to be up in arms about him being shot in the back, as if he was a harmless wittle kitten trying to run for his life.

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

I always say....dont shoot at cops, they are usually a much better shot than you are. Dumbass

JBoH
JBoH

"...told them they weren’t allowed to touch Edwards without his permission..."

May we have your permission to arrest you and will you give us permission to touch you when you start shooting people? How 'bout that?

Co10706
Co10706

He’s a scumbag who got what he deserved. Luckily, nobody important died

Pacho
Pacho

No any video show the shoting, was edited because are politically incorrect ?

hoss377
hoss377

With a mayor that hates L.E.O.'s,and a commissioner that is just a political hack who wont back his officers,i dont know why anyone would join the NYPD.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

In the video above, you can see Edwards with the gun in his hand at 0:42.

Here is video of the aftermath. It starts with a female officer running to a patrol vehicle with a bloody hand...

An officer is performing CPR. Crowd, including a guy in boxers wearing two different colored socks, heckle the police on the litter-strewn street.

jarhead24
jarhead24

Preventive maintenance! Give the officers a medal!

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

Someone needs to Ax the woman to STFU and stay the hell out of it.

Balkanbobby
Balkanbobby

Always better to comply than die! Justified shoot all day long.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Stupid ass hoodrats!! When you are told to back up or vacate the crime scene, that's what you are suppose to do. Biatch talking about "don't touch me" "you touch me, you getting a lawsuit". Low IQ asshat! Look what happened to your homeboy laying in the street!! If we are lucky you'll be next so nobody will have to hear your ignorant pie hole ever again!!!

Nick920
Nick920

The skank asking why the officer is being rushed to the hospital is too funny . I guess because a bad guy shot her ? The officers perform cpr on the bad guy, which is more than he deserves . He shot a police officer , he in return was shot . The investigation should be quick , but they must first look for every possible way to screw over the officers .

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Bottom line = Good Guys 1 Bad Guy 0 review that Mayor deClownsio and any Commission or Review Board you bring forward.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good Job NYPD

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Fk the Deputy commissioners review. Another spear chucker pulls a gun on a Black FEMALE L.E.O. ?? DEAD IS EXACTLY what he DESERVED.

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Well at least race should not be a issue, ghetto lottery in 3 , 2 , 1

Dark_ePoch
Dark_ePoch

Why are they doing CPR on someone they ventilated without first closing those wounds. Just pumping the life juice out and making it worse. Although idiots will say the "didn't do CPR and let him die" if they don't.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Those women must have went to the local hoodrat lawyer school - 'You can't touch him without his permission'!! Well yes they can as he is under arrest!

Farticus
Farticus

You know it’s a good shoot when the usual suspects don’t make their bullshit comments.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual suspect.....the usual asphalt lawyers....the usual result. Some people never learn.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Once again, idiots being idiots. The law firm of “hood rat be us” was there to witness it all and how they came to any other conclusion other than the dude was noncompliant is beyond me.

Littlekittykat
Littlekittykat

Obviously that useless Dindu can't afford a Sig, so he must have stolen it. Yet another negro who can't obey simple rules. If the community wants a wife beater in their midst let them have him. Stop calling the police when one of your own commits crime against another black then you won't have to get upset when the police come to deal with them.

Bailey17
Bailey17

The two women standing there defending him I wondering “if” he ever “allegedly” hit them after breaking up with them? 🤷‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

Mrs.CMS
Mrs.CMS

Is that a baby in the stroller by that woman? Why wasn't anyone (mainly the mother if it was!!!) moving that poor kid when this first started!!!???? Instead of fighting about the police touching that idiot they should have been getting the child out of there.