Crazed Times Square Vendor Reportedly Fought Cops Even With Fatal Wound
|Shopping spree: Shoppers ducked for cover as bullets flew between a vendor and cops in Times Square yesterday.|
In Thursday's bizarre Times Square shootout that sent shoppers ducking for cover CD hawker Raymond Martinez was still strong enough to fight with cops while pinned down and suffering a mortal wound, the Post and Daily News say, based on witness accounts.
Before he died, cops had to pin him down and struggle to wrest a gun from him, according to witnesses.
Martinez was spotted by cops as a bad guy and was approached by a sergeant who tried to bust him, the NYPD says. After a chase, the shooting started at the Marriott Marquis on Broadway. Daily News story and photos here.