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D.C. Police: Bystanders Didn't Aid Victim
Sun Feb 16,10:24 AM ET
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WASHINGTON - District of Columbia police have released a videotape showing witnesses doing nothing to help a man after he was fatally shot at a gas station.
"That's just one of the worst things I've ever seen," said Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey. "There just aren't words to describe something like that."
Police said the station surveillance video showing the Jan. 31 slaying of Allen E. Price is disturbing because it not only shows the crime, but the apathy of those who were there, including one man who continued pumping kerosene after looking briefly at Price's body.
Not only did the man finish pumping his kerosene, but paid for it and drove off, giving the camera its clearest look at Price lying on the ground. That customer has not been found.
The camera also recorded several cars pulling away from the station after the shooting, with at least one car pulling up to the kerosene pump beside Price after he was shot.
Police also interviewed dozens of people on a passing city bus but no one saw anything.
Police have no motive or suspects.
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