Actress and singer Nina Mae McKinney (1909-1967), the first Black actress to be signed to a long-term contract with a major Hollywood studio (MGM in 1929) with jazz pianist Garland Wilson (1909-1954) at a Victor Stiebel fashion show in London on April 27, 1933. Ms. McKinney and Mr. Garland collaborated on several songs, including “Rhapsody In Love.” Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)
A police officer fatally shot an unarmed man during what police are calling a “violent struggle” in the East Village on Saturday. The shooting happened around 1:45 p.m. yesterday at what the Times refers to as“a supportive housing complex for people with mental illnesses” on E. 6th Street near Avenue A.
The 22-year-old victim, whom the Post has identified as Felix David, was the suspect in a robbery last Thursday at City College.
Cops tracked him down to the East Village facility, and say David fled out a window on the sixth floor and down a fire escape. Although David was unarmed, cops say that “a struggle ensued between the suspect and the two detectives.” This ‘violent struggle’ involved a police radio, which David allegedlygrabbed from one of the officers and used to strike both detectives on the head, causing lacerations.
During this one detective drew his firearm and fired once, striking David in the torso. He was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Both officers were taken to Bellevue with bruises and lacerations; both are in stable condition. Police add that the investigation is ongoing.
A-force #1 by G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, & Jorge Molina
• Marvel’s Mightiest Women finally get their own explosive series! • In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been glimpsed before… • Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that’s left, the Amazing A-FORCE stands shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde!
we fight every night for something. when the sun sets, we’re both the same. half in the shadows, half burned in flames. we can’t look back for nothin’, take what you need, say your goodbyes. i gave you everything. this darkness is the light. this darkness is the light.