Body Camera Footage Shows Dramatic Shootout At Jersey City Kosher Market

WCBS 880 Newsroom
February 20, 2020 - 7:41 pm
Jersey City shooting

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (WCBS 880) — Authorities on Thursday released body-worn camera footage of the shootout inside a Jersey City kosher grocery that left three people and two suspects dead.

Videos show police officers arriving at the market within minutes of the two shooters, David Anderson and Francine Graham, exiting a white rental van.

The footage, which reportedly spans over three hours, shows officers returning gunfire as a barrage of bullets rings out.

WARNING: Footage may be considered graphic to some viewers. 

Jersey City Police Chief Mike Kelly said on Dec. 10 that the shooters were using high-powered rifles to battle officers and that the incident originally began in a nearby cemetery, where the suspect fatally struck Jersey City Detective Joe Seals.

Authorities later identified the shooters as 47-year-old Anderson and 50-year-old Graham, saying the two were motivated by a hatred for Jewish people and police officers.

Police say the two stormed the Jewish grocery with the intent to kill multiple people.

Video released Thursday shows at least one officer firing a pistol at the direction of the market from inside a Catholic school across the street.

Schools in the area had been placed on immediate lockdown when the shooting began, and no children were injured.

Anderson and Graham were killed in the gunfight with officers.

Authorities say the two, unfortunately, killed three civilians inside the store within minutes of entering: 33-year-old Leah Mindel Ferencz, 24-year-old Moshe Deutsch and 49-year-old Douglas Miguel Rodriguez.

Officials say there was evidence that the suspects had been planning the attack for months.