CCTV camera footage and two NYPD officers body camera footage was released from an incident which occurred on May 19, 2021. Around 6:20 p.m., NYPD officers were dispatched to a Boost Mobile store located in the Bronx, after a 911 call came through stating an employee was being held at gunpoint by a customer after the two had a heated argument.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers confronted the armed man as he attempted to exit the Boost Mobile store front. As the two NYPD officers, Ofc. Lewellyn Alvarez and Ofc. Imran Alli, briefly spoke with the suspect, it immediately became hostile. Officer Alli attempted to block the suspect in the doorway, however the suspect barged through him, drew a firearm and began fleeing the scene.
Knowing the male suspect was armed, Officer Alvarez drew his firearm and gave the suspect commands to drop his weapon. At this point, the suspect still refused to comply. Seconds later, both officer Alvarez and the suspect exchange point blank shots, as they continued running down the street. During this incident, the suspect managed to escape police custody, however he was later identified through video evidence as 39-year-old Calvin Peterkin. Five days after the shooting, Peterkin was arrested. Upon his arrest, Peterkin was transferred to BronxCare Health System, where he was treated for his gunshot wounds. He had injuries to the left arm, right hand, and was grazed across the chest by a bullet.
Analyzing the footage a bit more, there were at least three pedestrians caught in the direct line of fire. At the 1:58 timestamp, there are two individuals standing on the street corner, who immediately dive for cover once the first shots rang out. Along with that, the male subject approaching the ice cream truck at 1:53 had a close call as well. Needless to say, these pedestrians "dodged a bullet", quite literally.