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Amadou Diallo

Amadou DialloAKA Amadou Bailo Diallo

Born: 2-Sep-1975
Birthplace: Sinoe County, Liberia
Died: 4-Feb-1999
Location of death: Bronx, NY
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Buried, Hollande Bourou Cemetery, Hollande Bourou, Guinea

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Victim

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Shot dead by the NYPD

Shot dead by four NYPD officers in the doorway of his Bronx apartment building at 1157 Wheeler Avenue. The cops evidently thought Diallo had pulled a gun out of his back pocket, when in fact it was only his wallet. The cops fired 41 bullets at the unarmed victim, who was struck by 19.

Desperate for anything to justify their homicide, the cops then proceeded to search Diallo's apartment and ask neighbors whether he had any enemies. Unfortunately, their victim was a clean-cut, devout Muslim saving money for college.

Father: Amadou Saikou Diallo
Mother: Kadiatou Diallo
Sister: Laouratou Diallo
Brother: Ibrahim Diallo
Brother: Abdoul Diallo

    High School: International School of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

    Shot by Police 4-Feb-1999

Is the subject of books:
My Heart Will Cross This Ocean: My Story, My Son, Amadou, 2003, BY: Kadiatou Diallo

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