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Stray Bullet Kills 61-Year-Old Ghanaian In Mount Vernon

A Ghanaian Bystander dies after getting hit by NYPD cop’s bullets in Mount Vernon.

Felix Kumi, 61, an earnest Jehovah’s Witness was hit by several rounds after an undercover cop missed his target and hit him instead when walking to pick up his car from a repair shop on Beekman Ave. Friday afternoon.
Reports indicate that the unnamed officer was aiming for a suspect Alvin Smothers who was involved in a gun bout in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, but unfortunately two stray slugs struck Kumi and he passed on at Jacobi Medical Center about 12:55 a.m. Saturday.

“My father died a faithful man,” his heartbroken daughter Rachel Kumi, 25, said, fighting back tears in front of her dad’s home. “It’s a travesty that this happened. He loved us and he touched everyone he met.”

According to Nydailynews.com reports:
“Kumi was hit twice in the midsection as an undercover cop with the NYPD’s Firearms Investigations Unit fired between 11 and 21 shots at 37-year-old Alvin Smothers, the man who set off the fateful chain of events by aiming a pistol to the cop’s head. Smothers was hit three times.

“Mr. Kumi was blameless, and this tragedy has tested and tried his family,” NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said in a statement Saturday. “I pray that they may find comfort in their hope of resurrection and awakening.”
The NYPD’s Community Affairs Unit has been in contact with Kumi’s family, a police source said.”


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