Bodycam footage released from deadly police-involved shooting in Brownsville nail salon

On October 25, 2019 at approximately 5:40 p.m., a male later Identified as Dewayne Hawkes, 26 entered the Goldmine Nail Salon at 447 Gaston Boulevard attempting to use the restroom. After the male entered, he began to urinate in the middle of the salon. Two uniformed police officers from the 73rd Precinct, in a marked department van, were on patrol and were stopped by the salon operators and requested that the officers remove the disorderly male. In the course of a field investigation, the officers determined that Dewayne Hawkes, 26 had an active warrant and began to place him under arrest and he began to resist. An individual later identified as Kwesi Ashun, 33 standing outside the store entered and engaged in a violent struggle with the uniformed officers. One of the officers deployed a Taser, but it was ineffective in stopping the threat. Ashun continued his violent struggle with the officers by raising up a metal chair and striking NYPD Officer Lesly Lafontant in the head. This officer discharged his firearm six times hitting Ashun 4 times. Ashun was pronounced deceased at the location by EMS.

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Tags: wtf, police, bodycam, fatal, shooting, nail salon

Location: new york