Man Trying to Kill Woman But His Gun Jams Caught on Camera
A jammed gun may have saved a woman from death at the hands of a would-be assassin outside her Queens home, cops said Sunday.
In a dramatic scene caught on video, the gunman, who wrapped a black shirt over his face, rushed up, gun drawn, to the 45-year-old victim’s house near 109th St. and 109th Ave. in South Ozone Park at about 6:40 p.m. Friday.
He struggled to rack the gun’s slide and stepped back for a few seconds.
After trying, and failing, to rack the gun a second time, he ran off. Another camera caught part of his face as he removed his shirt.
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Cops said the man was hanging around the neighborhood right before the attempted shooting and had paced in front of the house a few times waiting for the woman to return home.[More New York] Firefighter saves 4-year-old boy sweltering in a locked hot car in Queens; father faces criminal charges »
Police describe him as black and was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jean shorts, black socks and black Nike slide sandals.
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