Shooting in Midtown Manhattan - Fox 2 News Headlines

Video released of Midtown Manhattan gunman

Posted: Updated:
Police investigating a fatal shooting in Midtown Manhattan. Police investigating a fatal shooting in Midtown Manhattan.
MYFOXNY.COM -

The NYPD on Tuesday released images of a gunman who executed a man from Los Angeles in Midtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon.

Police are searching for at least two suspects who made off in a car after what is being described as a "hit" right in front of a school.

At about 2 p.m. Monday, Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, of Los Angeles, was walking westbound on West 58th Street when a gunman in dark clothing shot him once in the back of the head, police said.

Security camera video from the street shows that about 10 minutes before the shooting, the gunman got out of a late-model Lincoln sedan, pulled the hood of his jacket over his head, and waited on the street for his victim.

After killing Woodard, the gunman got back into the passenger seat of the Lincoln, which then drove away heading east on West 58th Street and then south on 7th Avenue, police said.

The gunman appeared to be bald with a beard, Browne said.

Medics brought Woodard to Roosevelt Hospital where he died, the FDNY said.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Woodard may have been lured to his death on that block. Before the shooting, Woodard could be seen on the security video walking back and forth on the block and checking his phone.

The shooting "was not a random thing as far as we can tell," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday.

The shooting happened outside of the St. Thomas Choir School and across from a firehouse, near Columbus Circle and a block south of Central Park.

Woodard had some prior arrests in the Los Angeles area. A student named Brandon Woodard with the same birthday as the victim graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2003, the AP reported.

The NYPD said that ballistics tests show that the weapon used in the shooting is a 9mm semiautomatic and appears to be the same gun used in a shooting in November 2009. In that incident, shots were fired into a home in southeast Queens, breaking windows and a door frame. No arrests were made in that case.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:08:13 GMT
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
  • Some StubHub accounts breached

    Some StubHub accounts breached

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:34:20 GMT
    Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon," the Manhattan district attorney said. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the thieves would then resell the tickets and split up the proceeds.
    Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game and Broadway shows like "The Book of Mormon," the Manhattan district attorney said. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the thieves would then resell the tickets and split up the proceeds.
  • Bloomberg flies to Israel in show of support

    Bloomberg flies to Israel in show of support

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:12:27 GMT
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Israel via a commercial El Al flight despite an FAA ban on U.S.-based airlines flying to Tel Aviv. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Bloomberg on the tarmac outside the El Al jet Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport.
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg flew to Israel via a commercial El Al flight despite an FAA ban on U.S.-based airlines flying to Tel Aviv. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Bloomberg on the tarmac outside the El Al jet Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices