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Police Kill 18-Year-Old Inside Bronx Bathroom

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A New York City police officer shot and killed a teen inside a Bronx home, the NYPD says.

The shooting happened around 03:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the bathroom of a residence in the Williamsbridge section.

The man died at the scene. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says an NYPD street narcotics unit was involved in the shooting, but declined to give further details.

Thursday evening, police said that one shot was fired and the teen was shot in the chest.

The mother of the man killed claims her son was unarmed and police were chasing her son because he had marijuana on him.  The man was apparently chased into the house before he ran into the bathroom and closed the door.

It is unclear if police kicked down the bathroom door or if the shooting occurred through the door.

The suspect’s mother also says that the teen’s grandmother and 6-year-old brother were inside the house at the time of the shooting.

 

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Thomas Lockhart

was born June 8, 1953. Mr. Lockhart is a former Bronx resident from the Marble Hill section, and attended The Bronx High School of Science and Manhattan College. A former All-American basketball player at both institutions, he left for Europe in 1976 to pursue a professional career after a brief encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Continuing his education he actively plunged into corporate marketing communications with international companies like Philips, Alstom, Qiagen Instruments, KPMG, European Space Administration, ABN-Amro Bank and the Port of Rotterdam, while continuing to play ball and coach. Teaching English and advertising in Holland led to the setup of Ideas Unlimited, his own International Business Communications firm. Mr. Lockhart has lived and worked in various countries for the past 33 years, speaks German, French, Dutch and is currently learning Italian. Now residing near Zurich Switzerland, he has three children, Jarrett, 31 Chief of Staff with the Bronx City Council, 14th District, Maraya, 21 and Malik, 11. Tom is currently serving as Communications Manager and Asst. Operations Coordinator of the Marble Hill Reunion and Development Project.