Armed CD peddler killed in Times Square gunfight

Armed CD peddler killed in Times Square gunfight

By Brittany Falkers


            An armed man hawking CDs was shot to death by a plainclothes police sergeant Thursday after trading gunfire in the taxi area of the landmark Marriott Marquis hotel, the Star Tribune said.

            The sergeant chased the scam artist through sidewalks crowded with holiday shoppers and tourists.  The two exchanged gunfire that shattered Broadway theatre and gift shop windows, before killing the suspect near the landmark hotel, police told WCCO News.  

            Raymond Martinez, 25, was no ordinary CD peddler, police told the Star Tribune.  He was carrying a loaded pistol and had a handful of business cards from gun dealers in his pockets.

            No on else was injured, according to WCCO News.

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