Police Release Footage of Nas & Ice-T’s Friend Being Gunned Down

The New York Police Department is searching for two suspects responsible for the murder of filmmaker Joseph “Taheim” Bryan. The NYPD released surveillance footage of the shooting, which occurred shortly before midnight last Thursday.

The 50-year-old film writer and producer, who was a friend of Ice-T and Nas, was in his car outside of a luxury apartment complex when he was fatally shot. Video footage shows the shooter speaking on the phone while inside the parking garage. Later, he approaches Bryan’s car parked across the street and opens fire on the victim.

The shooter hit Bryan four times in the arm and torso after firing seven shots. The suspect was reportedly dropped off around the corner by the driver of a Mazda before fleeing the shooting scene in the same car. The filmmaker was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Ice-T reacted to his friend’s death by posting a photo of himself with Bryan and Mobb Deep’s Havoc on Twitter. The legendary rapper explained that he was “not in a good place” as a result of the shooting and highlighted Bryan’s reputation as a “GOOD dude making Positive moves.”

“MFs Killed my friend last night,” Ice-T wrote. “I’m not in a good place behind this.Taheim was a GOOD dude making Positive moves.He wrote & we made the film EqualStandard together.He leaves a Wife&Daughter.Dirty MFs followed him home and Murdered him.”

Nas, who was reportedly with his childhood friend the day before the murder, also reacted to Bryan’s death on social media. The Queensbridge rapper posted a photo of him and Bryan holding the poster to one of the filmmaker’s recent films and expressed his shock over his friend’s death.

“Speechless. Rest In Peace Taheim Most high is the best knower,” Nas wrote in the caption. “The Bridge Finest. My condolences to the family. Love.”

Source: NY Post

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