Man, 25, is shot to death outside the Dream hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District as Busta Rhymes partied inside the latest victim of NYC’s growing crime problem
- The 25-year-old victim has not been identified; he was shot in the fuselage outside the Dream Downtown hotel in Manhattan at 12:20 p.m.
- The shooting was after an argument and the gunman then jumped into a jeep and fled
- Busta Rhymes was inside partying when it happened – he left the club at 4am
- It’s the latest in a surge in violent crime in New York City
- The number of admissions has increased by 77 percent since this time last year
- NYPD unions say it’s De Blasio’s fault for slashing their budget and manpower
A 25-year-old man was shot and killed in the early hours of Thursday morning in downtown Manhattan, outside the Dream hotel entertainment district, while Busta Rhymes was partying inside.
The shooting is the latest in a recent spike in gun crime in the city, leaving residents increasingly fearful and politicians increasingly concerned.
According to the NYPD, the victim was shot at 12:20 a.m. after an argument outside the hotel — on West 16th and 9th Avenues.
The gunman fled in a jeep with another man and has yet to be arrested.
While the violent scene took place in the street, rapper Busta Rhymes was partying in the hotel lounge, PhD.
He eventually left the hotel along with other partygoers at 4 a.m.
Police have not yet released any information about the suspect, other than that it is a man from Brooklyn.
Gun crime in New York City is rising astronomically; shootings are up 77 percent from this time last year, and the NYPD says the problem will only get worse unless more officers are fired.
A 25-year-old man was shot and killed just after midnight Wednesday night outside the Dream Downtown hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
NYPD detectives interviewed a man outside the crime scene Wednesday night
An NYPD van outside the hotel on Wednesday night. It is unclear whether the men had been inside
Partygoers were stunned by what had happened when they left the party venue at 4am
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a partnership between the NYPD and the ATF on Tuesday to tackle gun crime.
Busta Rhymes was partying at the hotel when the incident happened
He is widely blamed for the city’s crime problem, which police say is due to a lack of manpower due to budget cuts.
Some 1,800 officers were fired as a result of the demotion of the police movement, prompting De Blasio to cut the NYPD’s budget by $1 billion and disband the anti-crime unit, which had 600 officers.
In November, 900 new recruits were added, but they are still nearly 2,000 agents out of the total of 36,900 uniformed service members from 2019.
Police say the spike in crime is due to the dissolution of the anti-crime unit by De Blasio, which had about 600 officers.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said at the time that the decision, along with other matters such as cutting $1 billion from the NYPD budget and banning chokeholds, showed that De Blasio and others are “bowing to mafia rule.”
“Let’s mark the date on the calendar and how long it will be before we have a conversation about New York crying out for more police.
“And I think that day has come,” he said in an interview last August.
Shea was notably absent from Tuesday’s press conference, where de Blasio announced his partnership with the ATF.
Instead, his deputy was there to represent the police. When a reporter asked about it, De Blasio got defensive.
The hotel is located on West 16th Street and 9th Avenue in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District
This is how shootings escalate all over the city. They are up almost 80% since last year
“It’s all one team fighting for a common goal. This is a crucial time to talk about this partnership.
‘I want to give [Deputy Commissioner] John Miller credit.
“I wanted the people of New York City to hear about it,” he said.
Almost every other major crime occurs in New York City, along with gun crime, even when nearly 70 percent of the city is vaccinated.
Police unions say ongoing budget cuts will continue to decimate the city and deter its economic recovery.
Ed Mullins, the president of the 13,000-member New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association, wrote for DailyMail.com last month: “The 2020 ‘reform package’ has done nothing but kneel the police and increase violent crime to levels not seen since.” the early nineties.’