NYPD releases body camera footage of fatal shooting of Jamaican student in Bronx

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student-killed.jpgThe New York Police Department (NYPD), is set to release the body camera footage of a fatal shooting which claimed the life of a Jamaican male student during a standoff with cops in his Bronx apartment.

Cops are reportedly set to release footage of the standoff with the 31-year-old Jamaican student, Miguel Richards, on Thursday, after he was allegedly was shot and killed by cops during a wellness check requested by his landlord.

Richards was shot 16 times during the confrontation after cops claim that he brandished a small knife and a toy gun with a laser scope while they repeatedly told him to surrender.

Sources say Richards was a university exchange student from Jamaica, who was studying information technology in the United States.

Family members say they are shocked as Richards he has no prior arrest record, nor did he show any sign of mental illness.