This is such a tragedy. I know we have many folks saying this is not a racial incident, but I have to disagree. Sadly many cops in NYC are trained that young black males are all preps (unless they prove otherwise).
The city cop who fatally shot an off-duty officer in East Harlem was identified Friday as a 30-year-old Long Islander who has been on the job 4 1/2 years, sources said.
The tragedy began just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday when Edwards, who worked out of a Manhattan housing unit, noticed the driver's side window of his car was smashed and spotted Miguel Goitia rooting around inside, police said.
Edwards raced to his car, which was parked on Second Ave. between E. 124th and E. 125th St., and grabbed Goitia. But the suspect managed to slip out of his sweater and escape - with the cop hot on his heels.
At the same time, Dunton and two other officers in an unmarked car saw Edwards running down the street.
They made a U-turn and got out.
"Police! Stop! Drop it!" two of them yelled, sources said.
Then Dunton fired six shots - hitting Edwards twice, once in the left arm and once in the chest, police said. Such a tragedy