A video shows a random and cold-blooded execution of a white man in Philadelphia, U.S.
Social media users recently shared a video clip purporting to show another random and cold-blooded execution of a white man in Philadelphia, U.S.
An X user posted the footage along with the claim, "Another random cold blooded execution of a white man in #Philadelphia, U.S. No media coverage, no national outrage, no riots… You are not supposed to know."
Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading.
After conducting a thorough reverse image search, Mibsar’s team determined the video making the rounds to be older than claimed.
The Video Shows a Parking Officer Shooting in 2022
The video in question is not recent, as claimed. It shows an incident from November 25, 2022, where a parking authority officer was shot multiple times by an attacker.
Upon closer examination of the time code displayed in the upper left corner of the video, it becomes evident that the footage is older and was recorded on November 26, 2022.
6abc Philadelphia’s YouTube channel posted the video of the shooting in a video report at the time.
Parking Officer Shooting in Philadelphia
In the video, the assailant is seen approaching the officer as he was writing tickets at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Orthodox Street on November 25, 2022. The man then shot the officer at close range, leading to critical injuries for the 37-year-old officer.
Several media outlets reported that the shocking incident deeply disturbed people working in the vicinity, given that it occurred during a busy time when the street was bustling with businesses. Edgar Vazques, who works in the area, expressed his outrage, stating that the assailant's actions were completely unjustified. Vazques believes that the attacker should have resolved any issues through non-violent means, such as discussion or argument, rather than resorting to shooting someone who was simply performing their job.
Officer Timothy McKenzie was initially taken to Temple University Hospital but has since been released, although he continues to recover.
The police announced a reward of $10,000 from the city and an additional $20,000 reward from the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) for anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect at the time.
The Police Arrested the Suspect
The suspect, who was accused of shooting a Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) officer, was arrested by police.
The identification and apprehension of Saulsbury were a collaborative effort between the NYPD and Philadelphia police. They utilized distinctive characteristics, vehicle information, and knowledge of locations frequented by Saulsbury to identify and locate him.
Saulsbury has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2001, including accusations of weapons violations, involvement in an armed robbery at a Wawa store, and an assault on prison guards while serving a sentence in 2016.