Back in December I posted about alleged cop killer Allan Cameron, his trial-by-media, and the unlikely stage name he took as an aspiring rapper. Cameron is accused of killing NYPD officer Dillon Stewart and shooting and wounding officer Wiener Phillipe just days later. In the post I spoke about the insurmountable odds Cameron will likely face in court, and the rush to judgement that the media is usually so quick to make in cases like this.
Well, today the NY Post has an exclusive story on how ballistics evidence from the scene of Phillipe’s shooting conflicts with the NYPD’s version of events:
Phillipe and Stewart’s partner, Officer Paul Lipka, have positively identified Cameron. But sources say a new ballistics report shows that the .380 semiautomatic used to gun down Phillipe was found on another man during an arrest in December.
By that time, Cameron had already been charged with the attacks on the two officers in Brooklyn and was behind bars on Rikers Island.
Also, the man arrested with the .380 — whom cops would not identify — is said to bear an "uncanny resemblance" to the sketch in the wanted poster issued after Phillipe was shot.
"If you saw the sketch and you saw the suspect who was later arrested with the gun, well, they look like they’re brothers," the source said.
Well would you look at that. A few months ago this guy was being torn apart as an ‘subhuman’ cop killer and now all of a sudden it’s entirely possible that he wasn’t involved in either shooting, just like he’s claimed all along. Now, realistically, I know there’s a good chance that he did have something to do with Stewart’s murder, but this just goes to show you how the system will snatch you up and try your case in the tabloids, and all you have to do is fit the description.