Shocking moment baby-faced killer guns down a 21-year-old cyclist in broad daylight in Brooklyn as NYC gun violence spirals
- The shooting took place on July 14 at 2.20pm in front of a convenience store
- The victim, 21-year-old Pierrot Simeon of Brooklyn, tumbled down next to his CitiBike as his killer ran away from the scene
- He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and one to the left forearm
- He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead
- Gun violence incidents in New York City were up 43 percent from January 1 to June 27 compared to the same time last year
This is the terrifying moment a young killer assassinated a cyclist in broad daylight on the streets of Brooklyn.
Police are searching for the young man seen talking on his phone outside a Brooklyn bodega before suddenly pulling out a gun and blasting the cyclist.
The incident, which was caught on camera, took place on July 14 at 2.20pm at Clarkson Avenue and East 53rd Street in East New York, Brooklyn, according to the New York Police Department.
The baby-faced killer barely registers any emotion as he puts the phone in his pocket, approaches the nearby cyclist and whips out a gun from a fanny pack around his shoulder.
The killer takes a phone call in front of a Brooklyn bodega on July 14 at 2.20pm
He then pulls a gun out of his fanny pack and begins to shoot at a nearby cyclist on a CitiBike
The man appears unfazed as he shoots the victim, 21-year-old Pierrot Simeon, multiple times. Simeon was later pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital
He discharges his handgun multiple times as he backs away from the entrance of the store.
At one point, a person walking out pushes the shooter away from him.
The cyclist, identified as 21-year-old Pierrot Simeon of Brooklyn, collapses on the sidewalk and drags his CitiBike down with him.
The killer wore a durag, a grey T-shirt, grey and white basketball shorts and Nike sneakers.
Police found Simeon with several gunshot wounds to the torso and one to the left forearm.
He was taken to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The shooting is the latest in a spate of horrific incidents as crime rates climb up in New York City.
Overall crime rose by 3 percent last month compared to June 2020, according to recent statistics released by the NYPD.
The latest increase pales in comparison to numbers from April and May, during which crime rose 30 percent and 22 percent, respectively.
The killer wore a durag, a grey T-shirt, grey and white shorts and Nike sneakers
Gun violence in NYC was up 43 percent from January 1 to June 27 compared to the same time last year, as Covid-19 re-openings give way to a spate of horrific incidents throughout the city
Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams, who is poised to become mayor of NYC in November, met with President Joe Biden at the White House to discuss gun violence on Monday
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams met with President Joe Biden in the White House on Monday to discuss the recent surge in gun violence.
He called for a more holistic approach to crime reduction after Biden announced a strategy encouraging cities to use $1.9 trillion in Covid relief funds to hire more police officers, among other things.
‘The prerequisite to prosperity is public safety and justice, and if we don’t have them both together, it doesn’t matter how many police officers we put on the street,’ Adams told reporters in a press conference outside the White House, according to USA Today.
‘We can’t continue to respond to symptoms. It’s time to respond to the underlying causes in our city.’
From January 1 to the week ending June 27, gun violence incidents were up 43 percent, from 503 in 2020 to 718.
The number of those injured or killed was up 36 percent, from 606 last year to 826 this year.
‘New Yorkers don’t feel safe and they don’t feel safe because the crime rate is up,’ New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference in May.
‘It’s not that they are being neurotic or overly sensitive – they are right.’