The Associated Press reissued two photos from Monday's Navy Yard shooting Thursday. The news co-op had pulled the photos Monday evening, saying it was "unable to confirm" that the images -- which showed several people attempting to help a man lying on the ground -- were directly related to the shootings.
"[W]e did not stop reporting," AP's director of photography Santiago Lyon said in a prepared statement.
AP reporter Matt Apuzzo, with assists from Ben Nuckols and Jessica Gresko, tells the story of how the man being helped, Vishnu Pandit, ended up on that corner in the southeastern quadrant of Washington, D.C., on Monday. Pandit's coworker Bertillia Lavern and a security guard drove Pandit as far as the corner, where the guard asked police to bring an ambulance. James Birdsall, whose involvement in the photo was first reported by Poynter on Tuesday, tells the AP that he "knelt at Pandit's head while Lavern pumped at his chest." (more...)