Washington Heights : Plainclothes NYPD officer shot at by a suspect

April 19, 2019 | Brainwave Science

Washington Heights

Washington Heights : Plainclothes NYPD officer shot at by a suspectSITUATION

An NYPD officer fatally shot a suspect who fired at another officer — hitting him in the arm — during a pursuit, police said.  Officers near Washington Heights who responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired found the male suspect with a gun at West 187th Street and Wadsworth Avenue in Washington Heights around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said.

One of the officers, a plainclothes anti-crime officer, chased the suspect into a parking lot on Broadway, north of West 187th Street, after the suspect ran off, O’Neill said.

The suspect hid behind a parked car and fired three shots at the officer, hitting him in the right armpit. The wounded officer fired back, according to O’Neill. At that point, the officer’s partner drove his car into the parking lot, got out and positioned himself in front of the vehicle, O’Neill said.

The suspect shot at the officer’s partner, but missed and hit the car’s windshield, O’Neill said. That’s when the officer’s partner fired three shots at the suspect, hitting him once in the chest. The suspect was taken to a hospital near Washington Heights, where he was pronounced dead, according to O’Neill. The wounded plainclothes officer was also hospitalized and was in stable condition and “good spirits” as of around 7 p.m., O’Neill said.  At a press conference Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio called the Washington Heights shootout a “very, very dangerous situation.” “These officers did everything right to protect the people of this community,” he said, adding that the incident was a reminder of “the dangers that our officers face.”


Had the suspect survived and been proven guilty,  he could have been served justice and there was a possibility of reform and a better life after the sentence. Now there is nothing. On the other hand, there is a likelihood that he was innocent and only pulled out a gun because he was not trustworthy of the justice system. Well, now he is gone. With him, all the information has vanished, and a chance to find out more about his criminal organization. The gap in the first scenario is that interrogations using conventional methods cannot ensure that the right person is punished. Similarly, in the second scenario, an innocent person has difficulty trusting the judiciary and investigators to be accurate in their findings and judgement.

Put simply, there is a need for a method which can help bring in efficiency and accuracy into investigations. Also, there is a requirement of quick and non-invasive screening of suspects so that the unlikely ones can be let off the hook, and the highly likely ones can be focused on.

This can only be done with the help of a disruptive method or technology. Some sort of a revolution in intelligence gathering and investigation is needed to make this paradigm shift possible.

Can Modern Science solve this quest and bring crime down? Law enforcement agencies need to quickly identify and prosecute the guilty. This will bring closure to the families of the victims of all the crimes. Also, it will help take them off the street and serve as a deterrent to those who think that such crimes will go unpunished. It will massively help in restoring the faith of the citizens in the justice system.


A technology has been created which can point towards the level of a person’s involvement in crimes, trafficking, fraud, terrorism etc. Such a technology indeed exists and is called “iCognative” technology. The Massachusetts based Brainwave Science is the developer and provider of  iCognative.

The iCognative technology uses a computer-based tool to indicate if the person being tested has a memory of a particular word, phrase or an image or not. This knowledge can be of immense use to law enforcement, counter-terrorism, border security. Such a tool is useful also to border security officials, immigration and anti-trafficking agencies. By becoming capable of distinguishing an innocent from a guilty, the agencies can gain the upper hand in the fight against terror groups and other criminals. A simple iCognative test takes around 45-minutes per individual.  There is no verbal exchange between the test administrator. No questions are asked. The hardware used is extremely portable and can be used by a single test administrator. The specialized wireless headset is worn by the test subject and records the brainwave responses of the test subject when he or she is made to look at stimuli on the computer screen. His or her brain response is different depending on whether he has prior memory or exposure to the flashed item or not. A criminal will definitely have planned and plotted the whole crime many times. He or she knows intricate details about it. This response can be recorded and analyzed by the revolutionary iCognative system and report it with 99.9% accuracy.

iCognative has no-countermeasures and is highly reliable. It does not report any false positives or false negatives. This is the revolution in intelligence gathering which the agencies have been looking for. There is no torture involved and the testee is not drugged with any ‘truth serum’. The has vast applications and is applicable in more than 85% of all criminal and civil cases.

False imprisonment, delayed justice, and torture can be avoided using iCognative.

The New York Police Department and the law system will be the greatest beneficiaries as soon as cases begin to be solved using iCognative by Brainwave Science. iCognative can be as their intelligence gathering tool in their quest to restore the faith of the public of Washington Heights and elsewhere in the law system.

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