NYPD Commander Under Investigation for Ordering Officers to Shoot 50 Cent ‘On Sight’
A Brooklyn precinct commander is being investigated by the NYPD for allegedly threatening the celebrity’s life — telling his officers at a roll call to “shoot him on sight,” the Daily News has learned.
Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, the commanding officer of the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, allegedly made the threat last June 7, when the actor and “In Da Club” rapper was expected to attend an NYPD sanctioned boxing match in the Bronx.
During a roll call inside the 72nd Precinct stationhouse, Gonzalez told his officers if they saw 50 Cent at the boxing match, known as a smoker, they should “shoot him on sight,” a source with knowledge of the case said.
“The inspector just said that at roll call,” the source said. “I’m like WTF.”
Gonzalez tried to pass off the order as a joke, but a probe was eventually launched after his request made its way to police headquarters.
“The incident is under internal review,” a department spokesman said.
Additionally, a source told the Daily News that the Internal Affairs Bureau’s Group 1—which is responsible for police corruption cases for captains and above—is actively investigating.
Gonzalez remains on active duty and will be celebrating his 30th anniversary with the department later this year.
The timing of this incident is of particular interest as well, considering it occurred at time in which the commanding officer was engaged in a feud with the “In Da Club” rapper.