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This is the moment a protester allegedly poured gasoline on an NYPD van while cops were inside, during a violent demonstration over a fatal cop shooting of a Bronx man.
Black Lives Matter protesters have gathered outside the 46 Precinct police station in the Bronx, New York, multiple days this week after Mike Rosado, 24, was shot dead by off-duty NYPD officers.
On Friday, police say one of those demonstrators picked up a red gas can, walked over to a parked police van, which had officers inside, and began pouring it over the vehicle.Police bodycam shows the terrifying moment the liquid, which officers believed to be gasoline, was dumped over the roof and windows at 10.32pm.
The video clip then ends and the NYPD told the New York Post that the van drove away before it could be lit on fire.
They added that the protester could face state and federal charges for his alleged actions.
This is the moment a protester allegedly poured gasoline on an NYPD van while cops were inside, during a violent demonstration over a fatal cop shooting of a Bronx man
The main protest also got rowdy and video shows the crowd pushing at police barricades.
'While protesting, the group began to push barricades into police officers protecting the precinct as well as throwing eggs at a marked police van,' an NYPD spokesman said in a news release.
The protest was against the fatal shooting of Rosado and arrest of his father.
Rosado and his father, 44-year-old Rafael Rosado, had been in a fight that allegedly involved bottle throwing between a crowd gathered outside in the Tremont neighborhood of the Bronx around 4 a.m., the New York Daily News reported.
He then pulled out a gun and shot about 10 rounds toward the group, witnesses told the outlet.
The NYPD claims that two off-duty police officers spotted Rosado with the gun and ordered him to drop it but he opened fire on them, not hitting anyone, cops told the Daily News.
Black Lives Matter protesters have gathered outside the police station house multiple days this week after Mike Rosado, 24, was shot dead by off-duty police
Rosado's family members claim the two off-duty cops did not identify themselves as members of the NYPD before they opened fire, and that he he had his hands in the air when he was shot.
After Rosado was shot, his father allegedly grabbed his son's weapon and exchanged gunfire with the off-duty cops until he handed the weapon off to a woman and tried to flee, the Daily News reported.
Rafael Rosado was arrested and has been ordered to be held without bail on a charge of attempted murder, illegal gun possession and reckless endangerment.