I remember this useless piece of human debris who got what he had coming that day in 1984, an event that quickly became worldwide news. He obviously straightened out his life after the notorious incident.
One of the teens wounded by “subway vigilante” Bernhard Goetz died of an apparent drug overdose in a seedy Bronx motel room Thursday — 27 years to the day after the infamous shooting.
James Ramseur, 45, was found dead in bed at the Paradise Motor Inn at 2990 Boston Road about 11 a.m., sources said.
Two empty prescription pill bottles were found next to the bed with their labels scratched off, sources said.
The death is being investigated as an apparent overdose and possible suicide, sources said.
Ramseur checked into the motel Tuesday and was supposed to check out Thursday morning, sources said.
When Ramseur failed to return his room key, the motel manager entered the room and found his clothed corpse.
The troubled Bronx native — his years in the media limelight far behind him — did not leave a suicide note.
Police learned of Ramseur’s involvement in the Goetz shooting from his sister, who they called to notify of his death, sources said.
Ramseur, an ex-con released from prison last year following a 25-year stint upstate for rape, was one of four black teens shot by Goetz on the 2 train on Dec. 22, 1984.