Body Cam Shows Cops Shoot Transgender Woman After Attacking Husband with Knife at LES Extell Tower
Body camera footage released by the NYPD last Thursday shows the moment officers shot to death a transgender woman armed with a knife during a bloody domestic feud at Extell’s affordable tower. The incident actually transpired two years ago, but the visuals only now came to light.
In February 2019, the 7th Precinct responded to a violent domestic disturbance between Joshua Rembert-Williams and Worth Williams. The estranged couple had apparently been fighting in recent months because the former was reportedly undergoing hormone therapy to transition into a woman, and the latter opposed it.
Worth Williams had called 911, explaining that his husband attacked him and allegedly violated an order of protection.
When Police Officers Nelson Cordova and Jagdeep Singh arrived at 227 Cherry Street, they encountered Rembert-Williams calmly hiding in a closet. While being escorted to the hallway, though, Rembert-Williams grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen and bolted toward Williams, yelling, “I’m going to kill this bitch.”
The uniformed officers fired seven shots, killing the attacker. A subsequent NYPD review determined the shooting as justified.