A shocking image has been released of the moment a suspected hit man followed closely behind his victim on a busy Manhattan street and pulled a gun out of his pocket, right before he shot him in the head at close range.
NYPD have released CCTV footage which shows Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31, from Los Angeles, walking and texting on his phone as his killer gets out of his getaway car and walks almost beside him.
The killer exited the passenger side door of his light grey Lincoln Sedan on 58th Street and casually popped the hood of his black sweatshirt before taking the semi-automatic pistol out of his pocket.
He followed his victim for around ten minutes before killing him.
Victim: Brandon Woodard was said to have been trying to turn around a life of crime after being arrested on a number of charges and was studying law
Police say it was a targeted hit. The killer is still at large.
The NYPD released a statement saying: ‘In the video, the gunman wanted in the shooting death yesterday of Brandon Lincoln Woodard, 31 of Los Angeles, is seen ten minutes before the shooting.
‘The shooter, who appears to be bald and may have a beard, exited a late model Lincoln sedan, initially bare-headed, but soon pulled the hood of his jacket over his head.
‘Ten minutes later, at approximately 2:00pm, the shooter walked up behind Woodard and fired. In the attached still, the gunman is seen behind Woodard a moment before the shooting, pulling the weapon from his jacket pocket.’
Click the link at the top for full article and to watch CCTV footage showing the killer standing by his gateaway vehicle.