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Staten Island, N.Y. — The NYPD released body-camera video of the cops shooting and wounding a Staten Island man who came at them with a metal pipe. Cops responded to a two-story building on Malden Place near Falcon Ave. in Oakwood after a woman called 911 just before 9:30 p.m. on July 23 to report a man was banging on things and screaming. Officers Thomas Leonardo and Robert Ruhl were identified as the police personnel who responded to the call when they met Roberto Ramos, 45, who was crying on the second floor. Officers convinced the man to get into an ambulance to seek treatment.
Ramos suddenly bolted back into the building, ran to the second floor and grabbed a 39-inch metal pipe. Bodycam shows the officer pulling his firearm discharging five rounds at Ramos, striking the man in the abdomen, back and arm, according to the department. Ramos was rushed to Staten Island University Hospital-North and is now at the Bellevue Hospital jail ward, Department of Correction records show. He is charged with burglary, assault possession of the pipe and trespassing.
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0:00 – 911 Call
1:18 – Bodycam: Officer Leonardo
2:12 – Bodycam: Officer Ruhl