Shocking video shows man swinging pipe at cops before police shooting


A shocking new video shows an unhinged man swinging a metal pipe at cops in Staten Island before officers opened fire.

The body-worn camera recording, released by the NYPD Friday, captures the shooting on July 23 after cops were called to a home on Malden Place near Falcon Avenue in Oakwood.

Officers Thomas Leonardo and Robert Ruhl responded to a call for a disturbance just after 10:30 p.m. when they met 45-year-old Roberto Ramos, who was crying on the second floor.

The cops, at first, convinced the man to get into an ambulance.

But after a few minutes, Ramos jumped out of the ambulance and took off back into the home.

Officer Leonardo chased Ramos up to the second floor, where he was met by the man swinging a 39-inch pipe at the top of the stairs, according to the NYPD.

Leonardo’s body camera footage, which does not have audio, shows the cop pulling his Glock 19 and firing off five rounds at Ramos, striking the man in the abdomen, back and arm, cops said.

He was taken to Staten Island University Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released, police said.

The moment when Roberto Ramos 45, is shot by police in
Roberto Ramos was shot by police after swinging a pipe.
Roberto Ramos went on a tirade after being sent to an ambulance.

Ramos was charged with burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal trespassing, attempted assault and criminal mischief, cops said.

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