NYPD Flew In Suspect's Mother Before Staten Island Shootout
New York police said at a press conference Friday they negotiated with the suspected shooter for four hours before he was killed.By Christian Bryant | August 14, 2015
New York City authorities said Friday they went so far as to fly a shooting suspect's mother from Delaware to Staten Island during a six-hour standoff that ended with the suspect dead and a firefighter recovering from gunshot wounds.
The NYPD said the suspect, 38-year-old Garland Tyree, asked to speak to his mother and several family members and even promised to surrender before gunfire erupted. (Video via WNBC)
It all started when police tried to issue a parole violation warrant to Tyree at a home early Friday. New York police say that's when Tyree used a smoke bomb. When firefighters went to investigate, Tyree began shooting and hit New York City firefighter Lt. Jim Hayes, police say. (Video WNYW)