October 04, 2022 – Manhattan, New York: A retired NYPD detective was one of two people shot early Tuesday morning in front of the popular Harlem restaurant, Red Rooster. Shots rang out just after 7:00am near Malcolm X Blvd & W 125th street where it was reported that a 60-year-old retired NYPD detective was shot in the stomach and was not the intended target, said police.
Retired NYPD Detective Terence Felder 60, was caught in the middle of a gunfire from alleged rival gang members who noticed each other on a Harlem street. The hail of bullets began as Mr. Felder, who is now employed as a city Administration investigative consultant for Children’s Services, was on his way in to work, officials said.
According to police officials, a 21-year-old man and the intended target of the double shooting was grazed in the neck by gunfire during the incident.
Bullets were found in front of the popular Harlem eatery, Red Rooster and also in front of a local smoke shop. Officers from the 28th precinct located shell casings scattered throughout the city sidewalk and were marked off by non lit road flares that could be seen on the ground in front of the two businesses.
We talked with concerned neighborhood resident Glenn Goldman who was walking his granddaughter to school not long after the shooting occurred. Mr. Goldman said it’s not rare for a shooting to happen “Every now and then you get a lil something crazy but it’s not ongoing.”
When asked how it makes him feel to see a shooting unfold in the neighborhood he lives in while walking his granddaughter to school, Glenn replied “I need to move, that’s what it makes me feel like.”
Cops say both men were rushed to an area hospital and are both expected to survive their non life threatening injuries.
At least three masked men ran from the scene and there are no arrests at this time. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Video by Ken Lopez (FreedomNews.TV)