"A troubled teenage father struggling to turn his back on the Bloods street gang was gunned down as he walked away from an argument on a Harlem street yesterday -- a horrific execution-style killing caught in chilling detail on video obtained exclusively by The Post.
Police said 17-year-old Cory Squire, the father of a 3-year-old boy, died instantly after being shot once in the head from behind on West 141st Street around 4:30 a.m.
The video, recorded by a surveillance camera in the building at 101 W. 141st Street, shows Squire walking along, wearing a hooded sweatshirt when another man calls out to him.
The two talk for about a minute, then separate.
But as Squire continues on his way the other man silently runs up behind him, methodically clutching a gun in his right hand, and puts a bullet in the teen's head."
Aside from the fact that I've not a clue as to how someone methodically clutches a gun, what I am...old Pollyanna me...is taken aback with a 17 year-old who had a 3 year-old kid. His girlfriend, all of 18 herself, says he tried to quit the gang and was on the road to getting his life straight, as opposed to his mother who said he stole from her. What we know for certain is another instance of a fatherless teenager doing what came naturally then paying the price for being a alley animal.
This instance of cruel but inevitable street justice will be enshrined in the Brady diary Of Children Killed By A Firearm, stamped in gleeful red in order to more better use criminals as a means to continue to steal from us even after their timely demise.