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Lunatic goes on wild crime spree before suicide by cop

March 13, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Lunatic goes on wild crime spree before suicide by cop

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Cops gun down suspect following rage-filled crime spree

A crazed man went on a bloody rampage in which he struck a pedestrian in Williamsburg, then car-jacked at least three vehicles before he was killed by a police officer in Long Island whom he threatened with a bat.

Michael Ward, 44, who had at least a dozen previous arrests in Virginia, travelled from Maryland to New York to launch his rage-filled crime spree across three boroughs before moving onto Long Island.

Ward reportedly punched a 77-year-old man in the South Bronx at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, forcing him to the ground and stealing $20.

He surfaced again on Monday morning to carjack an Acura and drove to Brooklyn, where he fatally hit a 50-year-old man walking across the street just before 4 am.

Ward fled the scene and then drove to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where he robbed $20 and a Honda Odyssey from a female victim, CBS New York reported.

Only 11 minutes later, he stole another person’s car after punching the victim in the face.

Then while traveling uptown, Ward hit a pedestrian. The victim’s current condition is not clear.

Ward was then seen in Jamaica Estates, Queens, just after by license-plate-reader technology.

He then went to Garden City, Long Island, where he assaulted two men with a bat.

A new police officer tried to restrain the crazed man with a stun gun but was unable to subdue him.

Ward declined to put down his bat, so the cop fired two shots, fatally hitting Ward in the chest and at roughly 10:30 a.m.

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