In this film, Zooman (Khalil Kain) is a callous gang member with a hair-trigger temper. Upon seeing members of a rival gang hanging out in his neighborhood in Brooklyn, he begins shooting at them, regardless of those around. When the smoke clears, a little girl, Jenny Tate, has been murdered.
Adding to the tragedy of her parents, Reuben (Louis Gossett, Jr.) and Rachel (Cynthia Martells), is their neighbors’ refusal to identify Zooman, fearing his wrath and reprisal. However, a brave and heartbroken Reuben draws media attention to the corruption, violence and fear in his community, further splintering the neighborhood.