Gun Violence

Terrence Fisher, age 19, lives in the Louis Armstrong Housing Project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Eight of his friends have been shot and killed in the war zone around his home.

The most recent death occurred on January 24, 2004. Terrence and his childhood friend, Timothy Stansbury, were met by gunfire in the stairwell of Terrence’s building. A bullet struck Timothy's heart, sending Timothy and Terrence tumbling down the stairs in a spray of blood. Timothy died. Terrence lost his best friend. The shooter was a policeman. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly labeled the killing “unjustified,” but no indictment was issued.

Terrence Fisher, age 19, lives in the Louis Armstrong Housing Project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Eight of his friends have been shot and killed in the war zone around his home.

The most recent death occurred on January 24, 2004. Terrence and his childhood friend, Timothy Stansbury, were met by gunfire in the stairwell of Terrence’s building. A bullet struck Timothy's heart, sending Timothy and Terrence tumbling down the stairs in a spray of blood. Timothy died. Terrence lost his best friend. The shooter was a policeman. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly labeled the killing “unjustified,” but no indictment was issued.

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