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Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story
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.
As fate would have it, Terrence was producing a documentary about gun violence when the killing occurred. Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story contains frightening images that could only be captured by someone like Terrence, who has spent his entire life in the projects and experienced the tragedy of gun violence as a seemingly inescapable part of life.