Police Fatally Shoot Pace Univ. Football Player

Danroy Henry drove into two cops outside bar fight
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2010 11:47 AM CDT
Police Fatally Shoot Pace Univ. Football Player
   (Pace Athletics)

Police shot and killed a Pace University football player after he drove his car into two officers outside a bar where customers were fighting early yesterday morning, the New York Daily News reports. Danroy Henry and two friends were parked in a fire lane outside the bar; after police responding to brawls in the parking lot knocked on his window, he sped off, hitting one officer and then another who tried to pull the first off the car.

Police opened fire; the bullet-riddled car finally stopped when it rammed into a police vehicle; the junior defensive back was killed, and one passenger was treated for a minor gunshot wound. Henry “was such an amazing person, one of those all-around good guys who you'd never think something like this would happen to," a friend told the New York Post. "There's clearly a huge misunderstanding." Police promised an “impartial investigation as to what happened." (More football player stories.)

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