NEW YORK (CBS/WCBS/AP) Amateur cell phone video captured the chaos outside a Westchester County bar following the fatal shooting Sunday of Pace University football player Danroy Henry; however, the footage does not reveal what happened before the gunfire that killed the 20-year-old junior football player from Easton, Mass.
Investigators said several dozen police officers responded to a large brawl that occurred outside Finnegan's Grill in Thornwood, N.Y. early Sunday morning, and Mount Pleasant Police Chief; Louis Alagno said at least 4 officers were directly involved in the incident with Henry.A Mount Pleasant police officer, identified Monday as Ronald Gagnon, approached Henry's Nissan Altima which was parked in a fire lane. For reasons unknown, Henry junior drove away into the path of a second officer, Aaron Hess, who ended up on the hood of the vehicle as it accelerated, reports CBS station WCBS.
Alagno told the station that at some point Officer Hess drew his weapon and fired into the vehicle.
The chief said in addition to another officer who was struck by Henry's side view mirror, the fourth and last officer involved in the incident drew his weapon as Henry's vehicle came in his direction, and also fired.
Henry who hails from Easton, Mass. was shot and killed, and his front seat passenger, 20-year-old Brandon Cox of South Easton, Mass., was also shot, but survived. A third, rear seat passenger, 21-year-old Desmond Hinds of Stamford, Connecticut, also survived with unknown injuries.
Chief Alagno, who has called the shooting "horrendous," said that the major case unit of the state police and Westchester County crime scene experts have joined the probe, reports WCBS.
According to Henry's relatives, his alleged actions as described by police were out of character with the young man they knew.
Henry's father Danroy Henry Sr. is baffled and plans on getting to the bottom of the incident.
"Not only are we experiencing this great loss, but we're also beside ourselves because we just absolutely can't understand how this could happen to our son...There are a lot of witnesses who say that that's not the version, so we need to get to the bottom of it, one way or another," Henry Sr. said.
Henry Sr. and his wife, Angela, had watched their son play in Pace's homecoming game against Stonehill on Saturday, attended by about 500 people.
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