Nas blasts NYPD
Cops fire 50 rounds of bullets at 23-year-old Sean Bell after he hit an unmarked police car, reversed into the front of a store and hit the car a second time. The car reportedly hit an undercover cop during the incident.
Bell was killed instantly in the shoot out, while two other people in the car were injured.
One policeman fired 31 of the shots, and reloaded his weapon during the incident – according to reports.
Hip hop star Nas, who is from Queens, released a statement to MTV News saying: "The one who reloaded should go before the judge and plead guilty.
“If he was a man, he would be brave enough to face the charges as a man. ... This brutality bullshit is played out with that slave shit. It has to end now. The cops need to be charged the way gangsters are charged."
Nas and NBA player Chris Webber have both offered financial assistance to Bell’s fiancée and their two children.