Despite Ample Evidence, Midtown Shooter Is Still at Large


The New York Times marks a sad milestone today, noting that it's been six months since Los Angeles law student Brandon Lincoln Woodard was assassinated while walking on West 58th Street in broad daylight. Surveillance footage of the killer approaching Woodard appeared in many news reports, his car was traced to an Avis rental location on Long Island and later found in Queens, and the gun was linked to a 2009 shooting, also in Queens. Yet, police say they're not close to making an arrest. Law enforcement officials have considered the possibility that a West Coast drug organization was involved, but friends and relatives say they don't think he was involved in drugs. “There’s a difference between what you know and what you can prove,” said NYPD spokesman Paul J. Browne, adding that detectives are still investigating. “This is not a case that went completely cold.”