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NYPD body camera video captures the frantic final moments where cops fatally shoot a motorist who attempted to flee a routine Bronx traffic stop after a desperate struggle.
Cops stopped Allan Feliz, 31, for not wearing a seat belt as he drove his 2018 Volkswagen on Bainbridge Ave. near E. 211th St. in Bedford Park around 3:00 pm Oct. 17.
A check of Feliz’ license showed the officers that he had at least three outstanding arrest warrants, sources said.
The 18-minute video — narrated by an NYPD spokesman and not edited for language — was assembled from the body cams of three officers — Sgt. Jonathan Rivera, who fired the fatal shot, Officer Edward Barrett, who grappled with Feliz, and officer Michelle Almanzar, who assisted in the struggle and called for back up.
The graphic video shows the cops asking Feliz to get out of the car. He complied — but suddenly jumped back in and tried to peel away.
Barrett reached into the car in a frantic attempt to take control of the vehicle, and Rivera fired a Taser at Feliz from the passenger side window.
Rivera then dived into the car over an uninvolved passenger, and wrestled Feliz while warning him repeatedly to stand down.
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“Yo bro — I’m going to have to shoot you!” Rivera warned.
About 1½ minutes into the struggle, Rivera fired his service weapon.
Feliz was rushed to Montefiore Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The driver’s family confirmed that Feliz got out of federal prison about a year ago after six-year stint on charges of conspiring to burglarize a pharmacy.
Attorney General Letitia James’ office is investigating the shooting.
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