NYPD: Getaway Car Found in Midtown Shooting

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New York police say they've found the getaway car linked to the execution-style slaying of a Los Angeles man in broad daylight in midtown Manhattan.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday that the car has been found in Queens.

Police officials in New York are in touch with authorities in Los Angeles. They're trying to get a clearer picture of why anyone would have wanted Brandon Lincoln Woodard dead.

The police offered more details about the final hours of Woodard. According to video footage it looked like Woodard was looking at his phone. "Obviously, we're very much interested in what information was on the phone at the time," Kelly said.

Additionally, Kelly said the night before Woodard was killed, he met with a woman from Queens. They watched a football game and then went to dinner nearby.

Woodard was shot in the back of the head Monday afternoon after he checked out of a hotel on nearby Columbus Circle.

New York investigators are examining three phones carried by Woodard when he flew to New York City on Sunday.

Hannah Sheehan contributed reporting


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Comments [3]

Jack from Gardiner, NY


The main, not only, problem with the Post photo was not who took it, but the publishing of it.
What is the point if the victim knew he was doomed, every viewer of the picture knows it.
There is a much clearer photo of the victim (a mug shot actually) which was released at the same time as this photo.

This photo, with the victim included, is sensational and not needed.

Dec. 13 2012 12:00 PM
Gerard Wall from Port Washington

To Jack from Gardiner, NY, it a lot different, namely:
1. The photo is taken by a security camera, not controlled at the time by any human being. (Need I say, this was not the case for the "Post" photo.)
2. At the time of the "photo" taken by a security camera,there was no indication he was doomed. (Need I say, this was not the case for the "Post" photo.)
3. As to the posing of the victim in the published photo,his identity might help the public (who may have known him in some fashion) identify why he was at the site of his demise. (Need I say, this was not the case for the "Post" photo.)

Obviously, lots of differences between this photo and the Post photo, I hope you can agree if you rethink your comment.

Dec. 12 2012 09:14 PM
Jack from Gardiner, NY

When taken for what it is, how is this photo any different than the NY Post Subway photo? If the police are looking for help finding the suspect, that could be achieved without showing the victim. He's "Doomed" right?

Dec. 12 2012 04:37 PM

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