Man Shot 21 Times In Harlem Shoot-Out And Survives!

- By Bossip Staff

Move over 50 cent, it looks like someones got you beat. A wild gunfight in Harlem left seven people shot, including two police offers. One victim, took 21 bullets and survived.

A bulletproof vest saved the life of a city cop shot by one of his NYPD colleagues Sunday in a wild Harlem shootout that left two men riddled with police bullets.

Luis Soto, 22, died after being shot six times. The fatal bullet tore through his lungs, heart and kidney.

The police said Soto was killed by Angel Alvarez, 23, who then shot at police officers, four of whom returned fire.

But the results of ballistics tests raised questions about Soto’s death. The tests determined 50 shots were fired in all – 46 by police and four by Alvarez – indicating at least two of the six slugs that hit Soto were fired by police.

Alvarez was hit at least 21 times and, remarkably, lived to tell the tale.

Plainclothes NYPD Officer Michael Tedeschi, 36, was hit in the chest by another cop’s bullet, butsurvived thanks to his bulletproof vest. Another cop was grazed in the hand.

Three civilians also suffered minor gunshot wounds in the 3 a.m. melee that sent hundreds of partyers diving for cover on Lenox Ave. between W. 143rd and W. 144th Sts.

“We have no reason at this juncture to believe that they were involved in any wrongdoing. They just happened to be there,” said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

A police source said it appeared the three bystanders were also hit by police bullets. “And because of that, and the number of shots, this is going to be a shooting where the tactics are taken a hard look at,” the source said.

Another top NYPD source said of the shooting, “It’s justified, but messy.”

About 30 to 40 police officers were trying to disperse a crowd of about 200 people who were gathered for a barbecue in honor of Tujuan Ford, a Harlem man nicknamed “Twizzy,” who was killed last week.

Alvarez and Soto began fighting – and all hell broke loose.

“There was a tumultuous situation,” said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.

“There was a report of a dispute between these two, and as they [officers] were approaching, [Alvarez] fired at Soto and at the approaching officers,” Browne added.

Asked if Soto was shot by police, Browne said: “We believe he was shot by his assailant – Alvarez.”

Witnesses told the Daily News that Alvarez and Soto were punching each other when a confusing mix of uniformed and plainclothes cops surrounded them.

“They were fist-fighting. I heard one fired shot before the police fired. When the first shot let off, Angel was still fist-fighting,” said Shariff Spencer, 28, a childhood friend of Alvarez’s.

“Police gunned down both of them. Never one time did you hear, ‘Freeze,’ did you hear, ‘Stop.’ Not ‘NYPD.’ Not nothing. All you heard was shots,” he said.

Police in NY love to bang that hammer. When it comes to bullets, they do basketball numbers. Hopefully dude that survived the 21 shots wont parlay that into a rap career. SMH

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  • Sha

    awful.

  • I Am Legend (Allergic To Darkies)

    They cant shoot no aim

  • Glok....!!

    THATZ MY HOOD !

  • Alihma

    I WAS OUT THERE TOO. MAN THESE TWO FOOLS WAS FIGHTN THEN BANGIN IN A CROWD OF PEOPLE, HEAVY WITH CHILDREN. i AM NOT SAYING THE NYPD WAS CORRECT IN THE MATTER THEY DID THINGS, BUT THESE TWO FOOLIOS WHO WERE BEEFN OVER SOME CHICKEN GOT WHAT U GET WHEN U LIVIN WRECKLERSS. IN THE NY POST THIS AM, WITNESSES SAY SOTO HAD THE PISTOL N ANGEL FAUGHT HIM FOR IT, SELF DEFENSE.

    GET BOTH THESE DUDES OFF THE STREET! TIRED OF THIS NONSENSE IN NEIGHBORHOODS WITH KIDS IN DAY LIGHT. IM ALL FOR EM KILLN EACH OTER OUT. THEY MAKE THEIR BEDS, NOW LAY IN IT! MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE MOTHERS, WIVES, N CHILDREN WHO LOSED THEIR LOVED ONE, THATS IT!!

  • Deesac

    Movve back to NYC you must be crazy I have a better chance with these rednecks in the south.

  • DreadKing1985

    I don’t live too far from there….

  • http://perryone779@yahoo.com rose by any other name #9304026339482056536 ™

    LOL! moving along!!

  • Alihma

    @ayo

    basically u summed it up

  • Alihma

    @Rose
    and it wouldnt be so funny if your fam/children was there n in your community would it..ignorant as all comment!! moving along!!

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals--I'm just too good to be true!!!

    Damn!

    They really made the block hot!

    Smh.

  • LaDiva

    After 21 times, man this person has a tremendous will to live… Don’t know what went down, sounds really messy… God bless tho

  • AHHHHHHHHHHHHHSHADDAAAAP!!!!

    I agree with the cops – pop a cap in their a.s.s.e.s, ask questions later. I’m sick of hoodrats and their bulls.h.*.t. If they survive, make them join the military and ship them the f*ck off to Iraq and Afghanistan since they want to be bad-a.s.s.e.s. The Army wants people. See how bad they are in a 140 degree weather with Al Quada trying to bomb their a.s.s.e.s.

    I feel bad for the kids caught up in the melée but as for those no-count zeroes who set this crap off – F*CK ‘EM. Take ’em down in a hail of bullets and them throw them onto a dumpsite like the piece of garbage that they are. Nobody will miss ’em. And good riddance.

  • Alihma

    @AHHHHHHHHHHHHHSHADDAAAAP!!!!

    LIKE!!

  • zooty

    welcome 2 harlem…..UPTOWN!!!!!!! fucc da police….C60

  • BkLady

    @zooty
    STFU! It’s ignorant animals like you that end up just like these 2 did. Get a life. You sound like you will never amount to anything & neither will your offspring.

  • gee

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    time for that man to buy himself a lottery ticket

  • monet

    Sadly I actually live on this block and this was the 3rd death this summer, I don’t get wat ppl from my block don’t understand.. Don’t nutn good come from being in the streets I went out to walk my dog and it was flooded with ppl.. Smh I’m getn so tired of this I wana move!.. All they do is stand outside tryin to holla @ girls, wen I go to work they out there and wen I come bak they in the same spot, all this is soo stupid.. Last year we had police towers on the corner, things calmed down.. I think they need to bring the police towers bak ppl r reckless….walkn around with a gun doesn’t make u more of a man or cool, it makes u a p*ssy and a loser

  • yep yep

    @ Next-you have to be kidding me. WTF.

  • Uncle Tom's Disciple

    racial targeting at his finest

  • Daniel

    It aint “racial targeting” it just so happens that the only people running around pointing guns at other people like damn fools are blacks and dominicans

  • CANAM

    Well said!!!!!

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