Police Kill 20-Year-Old Player From Pace

Football player shot dead after hitting cops with car

THORNWOOD, N.Y. – A college football player parked in a fire lane outside a bar sped away from police rapping on his car window, hit an officer who clung to the hood as the sedan barreled toward a colleague, and was killed by a burst of police gunfire that pierced his windshield, authorities said.

Danroy “D.J.” Henry, 20, had just played for Pace University in front of screaming fans during its homecoming against Stonehill College of Easton, Mass. — the junior defensive player’s hometown. Hours later, hysterical students screamed on the sidewalk around his dying, handcuffed body.

The New York State Police joined Monday in an investigation of the events involving three local police officers early Sunday, which a chief of one of the departments called “horrendous.” The victim’s family and friends were skeptical of the account of events police gave.

Click here to see video of the aftermath. *WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT*.

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