Someone wanted Brandon Lincoln Woodard dead — bad enough to apparently lure him to a midtown Manhattan block for what looked like a professional hit.
But who shot Woodard in the back of the head and why remained a mystery on Tuesday as police studied security videotape of the unidentified gunman and delved into Woodard’s checkered past for clues.
The brazen slaying of the 31-year-old visitor from Los Angeles “certainly appears to have been planned,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters.
Based on the videotape, New York Police Department detectives suspect Woodard was lured into the Monday afternoon ambush shortly after he checked out of a hotel on nearby Columbus Circle, Kelly said.
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by Tactical-Life / Dec 12, 2012