Last moments of wanted NYC gunman’s life: Body camera footage captures more than 60 shots by Queens cops

Rocco Parascandola, New York Daily News
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The sounds of 59 police shots and frantic commands for an armed suspect to “Drop the gun!” on a quiet Queens street are heard on body-worn camera footage released by the NYPD Friday.

But Tyran Dent, 24, not only didn’t drop his gun, he fired five shots at cops, police said. Seven cops returned fire, killing him.

Footage from two patrol officers from the 113th Precinct, Dillon McKee and Stephen Keyes, was released Friday, per NYPD policy.

McKee fired 16 shots, emptying his 9mm handgun. Keyes fired nine times, police say.

It wasn’t clear Friday if any of the other cops -- three detectives assigned to the Warrants Unit, a precinct detective and a precinct officer — were wearing cameras during the incident on 182nd Place in Springfield Gardens.

Warrants Detective Daniel Pelan fired 16 shots, and Warrants Detective Det. Javish Acevedo fired 12 times.

Dent cannot be clearly seen on the footage.

Dent was wanted for shooting and wounding two men and two women on Merrick Blvd. near Foch Blvd. in Jamaica early on Sept. 20, police said.

“I’ve been in jail and I ain’t going back,” he subsequently wrote on social media, referring to his prison stint on a gun charge.

At noon on Oct. 8 a picture of a man, face hidden and holding two guns, was posted on Dent’s Instagram account, police said.

When officers confronted him at a relative’s home less than an hour later, Dent drove off.

He crashed his Audi into a Suburban SUV about 100 yards away at 181st Place and 144th Place, then ran through several back yards, tossing away one gun before the fatal encounter on 182nd Place, police said.

Both of his 9mm handguns were recovered, police said.

The shooting is still being investigated.

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