Disturbing video of a shooting that killed a Harlem man who was walking his dog after an anniversary party shows a callous gunman lifting a rifle and squeezing off a single shot before running away.
Winston McKay, 40, was cut down by a shot that was clearly meant for someone else as he took an early morning walk with his dog at Amsterdam Ave. and W. 146th St., just four blocks from his home.
Moments earlier, McKay had been at his party with his husband, celebrating their anniversary with friends in a neighborhood park.
McKay was fatally struck in the upper right leg, severing his femoral artery. Cops found him face down covered in blood and administered CPR to try to save his life.
He was rushed to Harlem Hospital and died a short time later.
Cops investigating the shooting uncovered video of a dispute across the street from where McKay was shot. It shows a gunman confronting a man on the sidewalk along W. 146th Street, and pointing the weapon at him as he walks by.
But the man keeps walking Seconds later, the hooded gunman raises the rifle again and fires a shot before running the other way with another man.
Cops also released surveillance stills of the suspect, which show a man with braids wearing a red hooded sweater, a blue jacket, gray sweatpants, and black and white sneakers.
McKay’s husband, Terry Solomon, 36, was going to meet with detectives to discuss the footage, he said late Wednesday.
“I’m not trying to watch it but I want to know if I know who this person is. It’s been a long day, and I’m just trying to get some rest from it all," he told the Daily News.
McKay got shot not long after the couple hosted a party celebrating their 18 years together, when he went out to walk the dog while Solomon climbed into bed.