During the early hours of August 14th, 2015, A police standoff that lasted several hours was brought to a violent end. In his Staten Island apartment, A high ranking Bloods gang member held hostages at gun point. Over 50 of the NYPD’s finest anxiously awaited outside. In there ranks stood hostage negotiators, SWAT and Tactical Assistance Response Unit(TARU). Earlier in the day, the suspect posted on his Facebook Wall “Today I Die”. Once the smoked settled after a large barrage of firepower, the suspect had been slain.