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    A bulletproof vest saved the life of a city cop shot by one of his NYPD colleagues Sunday in a wild Harlem shootout that left two men riddled with police bullets.

    Luis Soto, 22, died after being shot six times. The fatal bullet tore through his lungs, heart and kidney.

    The police said Soto was killed by Angel Alvarez, 23, who then shot at police officers, four of whom returned fire.

    But the results of ballistics tests raised questions about Soto's death. The tests determined 50 shots were fired in all - 46 by police and four by Alvarez - indicating at least two of the six slugs that hit Soto were fired by police.
    Alvarez was hit at least 21 times and, remarkably, lived to tell the tale.

    Plainclothes NYPD Officer Michael Tedeschi, 36, was hit in the chest by another cop's bullet, butsurvived thanks to his bulletproof vest. Another cop was grazed in the hand.

    Three civilians also suffered minor gunshot wounds in the 3 a.m. melee that sent hundreds of partyers diving for cover on Lenox Ave. between W. 143rd and W. 144th Sts.

    "We have no reason at this juncture to believe that they were involved in any wrongdoing. They just happened to be there," said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

    A police source said it appeared the three bystanders were also hit by police bullets. "And because of that, and the number of shots, this is going to be a shooting where the tactics are taken a hard look at," the source said.

    Another top NYPD source said of the shooting, "It's justified, but messy."

    About 30 to 40 police officers were trying to disperse a crowd of about 200 people who were gathered for a barbecue in honor of Tujuan Ford, a Harlem man nicknamed "Twizzy," who was killed last week.

    Alvarez and Soto began fighting - and all hell broke loose.

    "There was a tumultuous situation," said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.

    "There was a report of a dispute between these two, and as they [officers] were approaching, [Alvarez] fired at Soto and at the approaching officers," Browne added.

    Asked if Soto was shot by police, Browne said: "We believe he was shot by his assailant - Alvarez."

    Witnesses told the Daily News that Alvarez and Soto were punching each other when a confusing mix of uniformed and plainclothes cops surrounded them.

    "They were fist-fighting. I heard one fired shot before the police fired. When the first shot let off, Angel was still fist-fighting," said Shariff Spencer, 28, a childhood friend of Alvarez's.

    "Police gunned down both of them. Never one time did you hear, 'Freeze,' did you hear, 'Stop.' Not 'NYPD.' Not nothing. All you heard was shots," he said.


    A police official disputed that account, saying an officer yelled at Alvarez to drop his gun, but the man ignored the order and fired at cops after shooting Soto.

    Officer Douglas Brightman was the first to return fire, squeezing off two rounds. One of Brightman's shots hit Tedeschi, who managed to fire his weapon 16 times.

    In seconds, two cops on the opposite side of Alvarez also began to fire. They were identified by the official as Sgt. Paul Kerrigan, who fired 16 rounds, and Officer Thomas Cozart, who shot 12 times.

    Witnesses described a scene of pandemonium.

    "Once the cops saw [Alvarez and Soto] were fighting, they were running after them and just started shooting at them," said a witness, one of five young women sitting in a double-parked BMW. "Once those two cops started shooting, the other cops started shooting, too, because they thought it was the guys fighting who were firing. We had to duck in our seats."
    Police believe Soto and Alvarez - both of whom had arrest records - had a beef over a woman.

    Tedeschi was in stable condition at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia, police said.

    "He owes his life to the bullet-resistant vest he was wearing," Mayor Bloomberg said at a news conference, fingering the bullet hole in the body armor.

    Officer Alfredo Vargas, 28, was treated at St. Luke's Hospital for a grazed hand. He was in uniform at the time of the shooting.

    Two other officers suffered minor injuries when they fell down in the chaos. One fractured his right hand.

    Soto's father-in-law, Javiel Rivera, questioned whether Alvarez or police killed his son-in-law.

    He said he had been contacted by friends of his son who were present during the shooting who confirmed to him that Alvarez confronted his son and that Alvarez was packing heat.

    Rivera said that when he identified his son-in-law at the morgue, he saw injuries to his nose, cheekbones and lips.

    "He was all bruised up," the father-in-law said, his voice quivering with raw emotion. "Besides the bruises, he was handsome, as always."

    Soto and Rivera lived together in Morrisania, the Bronx. On a poster board taped to the brick siding of their apartment building, friends wrote "RIP Boo Billz," which was Soto's nickname.

    Alvarez's lawyer John Carney said he would conduct his own probe. "We have three to four witnesses who said they did not see Alvarez with a gun," he said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by T-MAKAA View Post
    A bulletproof vest saved the life of a city cop shot by one of his NYPD colleagues Sunday in a wild Harlem shootout that left two men riddled with police bullets.

    Luis Soto, 22, died after being shot six times. The fatal bullet tore through his lungs, heart and kidney.

    The police said Soto was killed by Angel Alvarez, 23, who then shot at police officers, four of whom returned fire.

    But the results of ballistics tests raised questions about Soto's death. The tests determined 50 shots were fired in all - 46 by police and four by Alvarez - indicating at least two of the six slugs that hit Soto were fired by police.
    Alvarez was hit at least 21 times and, remarkably, lived to tell the tale.

    Plainclothes NYPD Officer Michael Tedeschi, 36, was hit in the chest by another cop's bullet, butsurvived thanks to his bulletproof vest. Another cop was grazed in the hand.

    Three civilians also suffered minor gunshot wounds in the 3 a.m. melee that sent hundreds of partyers diving for cover on Lenox Ave. between W. 143rd and W. 144th Sts.

    "We have no reason at this juncture to believe that they were involved in any wrongdoing. They just happened to be there," said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

    A police source said it appeared the three bystanders were also hit by police bullets. "And because of that, and the number of shots, this is going to be a shooting where the tactics are taken a hard look at," the source said.

    Another top NYPD source said of the shooting, "It's justified, but messy."
    About 30 to 40 police officers were trying to disperse a crowd of about 200 people who were gathered for a barbecue in honor of Tujuan Ford, a Harlem man nicknamed "Twizzy," who was killed last week.

    Alvarez and Soto began fighting - and all hell broke loose.

    "There was a tumultuous situation," said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.

    "There was a report of a dispute between these two, and as they [officers] were approaching, [Alvarez] fired at Soto and at the approaching officers," Browne added.

    Asked if Soto was shot by police, Browne said: "We believe he was shot by his assailant - Alvarez."

    Witnesses told the Daily News that Alvarez and Soto were punching each other when a confusing mix of uniformed and plainclothes cops surrounded them.

    "They were fist-fighting. I heard one fired shot before the police fired. When the first shot let off, Angel was still fist-fighting," said Shariff Spencer, 28, a childhood friend of Alvarez's.

    "Police gunned down both of them. Never one time did you hear, 'Freeze,' did you hear, 'Stop.' Not 'NYPD.' Not nothing. All you heard was shots," he said.


    A police official disputed that account, saying an officer yelled at Alvarez to drop his gun, but the man ignored the order and fired at cops after shooting Soto.

    Officer Douglas Brightman was the first to return fire, squeezing off two rounds. One of Brightman's shots hit Tedeschi, who managed to fire his weapon 16 times.

    In seconds, two cops on the opposite side of Alvarez also began to fire. They were identified by the official as Sgt. Paul Kerrigan, who fired 16 rounds, and Officer Thomas Cozart, who shot 12 times.

    Witnesses described a scene of pandemonium.

    "Once the cops saw [Alvarez and Soto] were fighting, they were running after them and just started shooting at them," said a witness, one of five young women sitting in a double-parked BMW. "Once those two cops started shooting, the other cops started shooting, too, because they thought it was the guys fighting who were firing. We had to duck in our seats."
    Police believe Soto and Alvarez - both of whom had arrest records - had a beef over a woman.

    Tedeschi was in stable condition at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia, police said.

    "He owes his life to the bullet-resistant vest he was wearing," Mayor Bloomberg said at a news conference, fingering the bullet hole in the body armor.

    Officer Alfredo Vargas, 28, was treated at St. Luke's Hospital for a grazed hand. He was in uniform at the time of the shooting.

    Two other officers suffered minor injuries when they fell down in the chaos. One fractured his right hand.

    Soto's father-in-law, Javiel Rivera, questioned whether Alvarez or police killed his son-in-law.

    He said he had been contacted by friends of his son who were present during the shooting who confirmed to him that Alvarez confronted his son and that Alvarez was packing heat.

    Rivera said that when he identified his son-in-law at the morgue, he saw injuries to his nose, cheekbones and lips.

    "He was all bruised up," the father-in-law said, his voice quivering with raw emotion. "Besides the bruises, he was handsome, as always."

    Soto and Rivera lived together in Morrisania, the Bronx. On a poster board taped to the brick siding of their apartment building, friends wrote "RIP Boo Billz," which was Soto's nickname.

    Alvarez's lawyer John Carney said he would conduct his own probe. "We have three to four witnesses who said they did not see Alvarez with a gun," he said.


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    SMH....and the madness continues.

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    me nah even kno what to say bout that ...46 shots.....real madness
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    smh... trigger happy cops

    and he was hit at least 21 times and still alive? goodness....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Fleur-De-Lis~ View Post
    smh... trigger happy cops

    and he was hit at least 21 times and still alive? goodness....
    Think of the upside.
    Their shots to hit ratio is pretty high.
    46 shots: 21 - 23 hits.

    I'd think about getting more harmful bullets if I were them though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Fleur-De-Lis~ View Post
    smh... trigger happy cops

    and he was hit at least 21 times and still alive? goodness....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgeflash View Post
    Think of the upside.
    Their shots to hit ratio is pretty high.
    46 shots: 21 - 23 hits.

    I'd think about getting more harmful bullets if I were them though.
    hmmm i guess that's an upside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colossus_Supreme View Post

    Heard Def Jam' was beside his bed last night, hoping he'll sign by the end of the week. Album schedule to drop feb' or march'.
    lol tsk tsk







    **but on a serious note...RIP to the young man... **

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Fleur-De-Lis~ View Post
    lol tsk tsk


    **but on a serious note...RIP to the young man... **
    You needn't response to Cornball Supreme.

    Suh whats up? We need to conversate.

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    Lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Fleur-De-Lis~ View Post
    lol tsk tsk







    **but on a serious note...RIP to the young man... **
    Crazy how the one that died wasnt the one with a gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgeflash View Post
    You needn't response to Cornball Supreme.

    Suh whats up? We need to conversate.
    lol... i don't think this is the type of thread we need to "conversate" in





    Quote Originally Posted by T-MAKAA View Post
    Crazy how the one that died wasnt the one with a gun.
    yep... sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Fleur-De-Lis~ View Post
    lol... i don't think this is the type of thread we need to "conversate" in

    yep... sad
    Word?
    Alrite.

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