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Shocking moment murder suspect, 28, ESCAPES through cop car window at intersection in Manhattan before six officers tackle him to the ground

A police office (right) grabs Johnson (left) as he tries to escape in the Upper West Side of Manhattan

  • Murder suspect Raymond Johnson, 28, tried to escape through the window of a police car after being arrested by authorities
  • Officers responded to reports in the Upper West Side of Manhattan around 4pm after 27-year-old Joshua Wiley was shot twice in the torso
  • Video shows a handcuffed Johnson crawling through the backseat window and making a dash for freedom  
  • He is eventually tackled by six police officers and taken into custody
  • Johnson is charged with  attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and escape
  • Wiley and two other men also face charges 

A murder suspect escaped from police custody by crawling through the window of a police car at an intersection in Manhattan.

NYPD officers responded to reports of 27-year-old Joshua Wiley being shot twice in the torso Monday outside Amsterdam Houses the Upper West Side of Manhattan around 4pm. 

During the initial investigation, several people were handcuffed and taken into custody. 

One of those people, 28-year-old Raymond Johnson, decided to make a run for it when authorities had their backs turned. 

In the video from ABC 7, a handcuffed Johnson launches himself through an open window from the backseat of a police car.

Raymond Johnson (pictured) was arrested after 27-year-old Joshua Wiley was shot twice in the torso

Raymond Johnson (pictured) was arrested after 27-year-old Joshua Wiley was shot twice in the torso 

A person who witnessed Johnson's attempted escape screams: 'The guy's out. Officers!'

Johnson successfully makes it a few steps into the intersection before on-site officer tackles him to the ground and a knife flies across the intersection.  

According to authorities, the knife was dropped by the responding officer. 

Johnson (pictured) crawled through the window and into the Manhattan intersection in an attempted escape from police custody

Man escapes from back of NYPD car and is tackled by group of cops

'He had pulled that knife off the suspect a block away, and the officer was safeguarding it,' the 20th Precinct said in a tweet. 

The two men wrestle for a before Johnson, who loses his shoe during the scuffle, somehow slips away for a brief moment. 

The officer is able to grab Johnson's legs and pull him to the ground before six officers rush to Johnson and tackle him to the ground.  

Johnson struggles with the group of officers before literally being carried away. 

The officer who initially stopped Johnson was treated for a leg injury. 

A police office (right) grabs Johnson (left) as he tries to escape in the Upper West Side of Manhattan

A police office (right) grabs Johnson (left) as he tries to escape in the Upper West Side of Manhattan 

Johnson is charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and escape. 

Wiley, the victim, also faces criminal charges after allegedly picking up the gun and firing two shots. 

He is charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. 

Several officers are needed to apprehend Johnson before he is carried back into custody

Several officers are needed to apprehend Johnson before he is carried back into custody 

Wiley was taken to the hospital for serious, but non life threatening injuries.  

Two other men were arrested for fighting at the scene of the shooting.  

Levander Floyd, 29, is charged with obstructing government administration and disorderly conduct. 

Jesse Miranda, 30, is charged with assault.

All four men will be arraigned on Tuesday and the suspected weapon has not been apprehended by authorities. 

An investigation is underway to determine if Johnson was rear cuffed before his escape. 

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Comment by rafael monzon on October 24, 2019 at 7:00am

Maybe he would have got away if he pulled his damn pants up.

Comment by Jeffrey L Donovan on October 22, 2019 at 2:41pm

Well, when he goes before the  court, he can tell them that he was practicing to be the next Super Man.  He is lucky that he got a tackled and not a Tec 9.

Comment by Kenneth Scarborough on October 22, 2019 at 1:42pm
Leaving the window open of course he's going to escape
Comment by vaughn mitchell on October 22, 2019 at 1:10pm
Look on his face says it all.

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