1 Police Plaza, Manhattan- The NYPD released body cam video today from two officers who fatally shot 67-year-old Cornell Lockhart in the Hughes Shelter in the Bronx. The police responded to the shelter after receiving a 911 call for an assault in progress at 7:47 PM on November 13th. Upon arrival, officers found two females in the lobby with knife wounds. After moving past them, officers confronted Mr. Lockhart in the lobby who had a knife in his right hand. They repeatedly ask him to drop the knife but he did not comply. Consequently, both fired nine shots combined, striking Mr. Lockhart multiple times. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
You can watch the body cam video from both officers below. Read additional details in the first story we published on this incident.
Reporting and story by Brendan Walsh. Photos and video provided by NYPD.