Today’s “old gore classic” is a video well deserving of the title. One of the original Faces of Death sequences, the video shows a young man getting shot in the abdomen as he tries to run out of the building surrounded by cops.
If the information I have is correct, than what lead to the shooting and subsequent death of this innocent young man was a robbery which evolved into a hostage situation. You can see people leaving the building with their hands above their heads at the beginning of the video. These are allegedly hostages who were released. The man who is later shot was one of them.
He was just so stressed out by having become a hostage, and so relieved to have gotten out of it unharmed, he just wanted to be gone from that cursed place asap. Unfortunately, him running away from the building seemed suspicious to a trigger happy cop with a shotgun who instead of giving it a second thought, put a slug into the man’s abdomen at close range.
The shooting was an accident, but why nobody even attempted to help the man as he was bleeding in the street doesn’t seem like an accident. I don’t know if someone with a shotgun blast to a gut can be saved – the bleeding was massive – but no wonder he died seeing how nobody gave single shit about him?
With cops like these, who needs hostage takers?