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Utopia Talk / Politics / Racial Upset of the Year
Renzo Marquez
Wed Jul 08 19:35:02

Wow. If we were going into this one blind as a Guess the Race, I probably would have set "both white" at +10000. Incredible.
sam adams
Thu Jul 09 00:32:19
It is oregon
Thu Jul 09 01:16:30
Ill throw im a classic for ya... Its not the one I was looking for but close enough.

Career criminal Dexter Bostick was one arrest away from a mandatory life sentence and had nothing to lose when he blasted two city cops at point-blank range in a desperate bid for freedom, sources said yesterday.

But he couldn't run away from evidence that tied him to the crime, including a greasy fingerprint on a box of fried chicken that led cops to one of his alleged accomplices.

The man, a small-time crook from Queens, confessed and pinned the gunplay on Bostick and another man.

"I didn't know they were going to shoot anyone. We were out eating chicken!" Lee Woods, 29, told detectives after admitting he drove the stolen BMW at the center of the Monday shooting of officers Russel Timoshenko and Herman Yan.

Woods claimed he had no idea his passengers, Bostick and another ex-con, Robert Ellis, would start shooting when the cops pulled over their stolen car in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Woods told investigators Bostick, 34, faced life in prison if he were arrested again - so he pumped two bullets into Timoshenko's face, leaving the rookie cop at death's door, sources say.

"He says Bostick is on parole and freaks out and starts shooting," one source said. "Woods' story is a classic one - he's just driving and everything goes crazy around him."

Woods claimed Ellis, 34, then fired five shots at Yan, hitting him twice as the BMW screeched away. Woods said he never pulled a trigger himself, sources said.

The three thugs dumped the BMW on a nearby corner, but cops used Woods' fingerprint on a Popeyes chicken box to track him down at his girlfriend's apartment several hours after the shooting, sources said - and he quickly implicated his friends.

Bostick and Ellis knew each other from working together at two area car dealerships, and Bostick's sister Nicole is Woods' girlfriend, sources said.

Woods abruptly stopped talking to cops and asked for a lawyer yesterday, sources said. As he was being taken to Central Booking last night, Woods shouted to reporters, "Yo, I didn't do nothing."

He is expected to be arraigned today on two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, two counts of aggravated assault and weapons charges.

Meanwhile, hundreds of cops hunted Bostick and Ellis across New York, the Poconos and beyond - questioning their friends and relatives at stationhouses, putting their pictures on TV, squeezing informants for street rumors and offering a $32,000 reward for each of the two suspects.

Last night, Bostick's family pleaded for Dexter to turn himself in.

"If you're listening to Mama, baby, come home," his mother, Louise Bostick, said in an interview on Channel 2.

His sister Nicole Bostick, said, "Our prayers are going out" to the families of both officers.

"We are praying that they have a speedy recovery and that everything gets back to normal," she said.

The Bostick family's attorney, Anthony Ricco, said they have no idea where Dexter Bostick is and no knowledge of whether he was involved in the crime.

"The family wants to see him get in, to get in safely, and to let the process work," Ricco told The News last night. "They know that he's afraid. Our hope is that we can get him in."

"They're concerned about his safety. Our hope right now is that we can get this young man in," Ricco said.

Heavily armed cops ran with guns drawn down a block of Unionport Road in Morris Park, the Bronx, yesterday afternoon, as an armored black police SUV checked out a false report that Ellis was holed up in a home there.

"It's just a matter of time," a police source said. "Bostick has family down South so he could be anywhere, but we are talking to everyone who ever knew him, and the reward will fish him out."

Even if Bostick and Ellis fled the state, sources said, they left behind a trail of fingerprints, ballistics evidence and surveillance video.

Investigators used evidence on a soda straw to confirm Woods was in the car. They recovered a Tec-9 pistol, a 9-mm. handgun and a .45-caliber handgun down the block from the BMW - and inside the vehicle they found shell casings from both handguns.

There were no casings from the Tec-9, which may bolster Woods' claim that he had it but didn't fire a shot - and leave Ellis and Bostick as triggermen, sources said.

"It looks like two in the car fired," a police source said. "Each of them will blame the other."

Ballistics tests showed the .45 was used in a Sunday morning robbery and shooting in Jamaica, Queens, in which the suspect drove a silver Porsche, sources said.

Cops believe the Porsche, like the BMW, was stolen off the lot of Five Towns Mitsubishi in Inwood, L.I., where Bostick was a salesman and Ellis a maintenance man. Five Towns contributed an extra $5,000 to the reward fund yesterday.

"We are trying to do our best to cooperate with police and we are praying for the families," said the dealership's lawyer, Jeffrey Miller. "This is just horrific."

Kerry Burke
New York Daily News

Kerry Burke is an award-winning news reporter for the NY Daily News. Raised in Boston, he has given his adult life to New York, breaking stories in every corner of the city. He lives in Harlem.
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