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Report: Danroy Henry Was Legally Drunk When Shot By Police
A new unconfirmed report this afternoon says Pace University Student Danroy Henry was legally drunk when he was fatally shot by police who had responded to a bar brawl at a Thornwood bar.
WABC-TV Channel 7, New York is reporting that the 20 year old Pace University student had a blood alcohol level of .13 at the time of the shooting, well above the .08 legal limit.
Witnesses had told police Henry was the designated driver that night. Police say Henry was shot after they pulled over to his car, parked in a fire lane at a strip mall where Finnigan's Grill is located, and asked him to move. They claim Henry suddenly accelerated, slamming into one of the officers, tossing him onto the car's roof. Another officer was also clipped by the car, they say, and officers opened fire.
There have been conflicting eyewitness reports by some who say Henry didn't see the officer as he was pulling away and slammed on his brakes, trying to avoid him.
Today, Mount Pleasant Police held another news conference. Chief Louis Alagno vowed the investigation led by State Police would be a "Thorough, lengthy and impartial process."
The Chief also denied allegations by several eyewitnesses that Henry wasan't given adequate medical attention after he was shot. Alagno also said police are searching for an unidentified woman seen on a cell phone video giving CPR to the gravely injured Henry shortly after the shooting. She is wanted for questioning.
Alagno at one point became choked up when reflecting on the fatal shooting saying, "I am truly remorseful for this event. It is a tragedy for the Henry family, and for the police community," adding, "No police officer wants to take a life."
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