Police walking Down Stairs

(Original Caption) Trapped on the stairs between the sixth floor and the roof of a Harlem apartment house today, after he had shot a policeman, alleged drug-crazed gunmen, identified by police as Robert Ricks, held off 100 police for an hour until a final well timed fusillade of shots dropped him, mortally wounded. (In photo left) a detective carrying a tear-gas pistol and a patrolman armed with a submachine-gun and wearing a bulletproof vest, emerge from the apartment house after the battle. (in photo right)Police carry the critically wounded ricks out on a stretcher. He died 90 minutes later I Harlem hospital. the only words he spoke to police through the entire battle, the last words before the final gun blast was "Gotta die! I'm on the stuff!"
(Original Caption) Trapped on the stairs between the sixth floor and the roof of a Harlem apartment house today, after he had shot a policeman, alleged drug-crazed gunmen, identified by police as Robert Ricks, held off 100 police for an hour until a final well timed fusillade of shots dropped him, mortally wounded. (In photo left) a detective carrying a tear-gas pistol and a patrolman armed with a submachine-gun and wearing a bulletproof vest, emerge from the apartment house after the battle. (in photo right)Police carry the critically wounded ricks out on a stretcher. He died 90 minutes later I Harlem hospital. the only words he spoke to police through the entire battle, the last words before the final gun blast was "Gotta die! I'm on the stuff!"
Police walking Down Stairs
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