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When does trying to get "the shot" go too far?

The New York Post ran a front-page photo of a man, seconds away from being killed by a subway train in Times Square.

Ki-Suck Han was pushed onto the tracks after an argument with another man, and police are questioning the man who they believe did it.

But should the guy who snapped the photo have tried to pull the victim off the tracks?

Will Byington is the freelance photographer who shot those viral photos of coyotes outside Wrigley Field. He says this photo makes his stomach turn.

"As a freelance photographer, a guy trying to make a living, we dream of the money shot. We dream of getting the cop giving shoes to a homeless person, the photo that will go viral. The photo that will make you a million dollars. We all dream of it. This one troubles me," Byington says.

The guy who shot the photo says he was actually trying to help the man by using his camera flash to alert the train conductor that he needed to stop.

People we talked to aren't buying that.

"It wouldn't have mattered if the train even tried to stop. You would have to help the person, not the train," one woman said. "I think that's just an excuse."

"I don't think in the heat of the moment, you have that much time to think like that," says another.

Another person told our cameras: "I feel like that's an excuse he thought of afterwards."

Here's what our friends are saying on Facebook:

Andrew says, "You help the man! Even if I couldn't save the man in time at least my conscience would be cleared knowing I tried to help a man in danger. Not just stand there and take a picture."

Julie writes that "people have become so "plugged in" to technology and in doing so, we have become so disconnected from humanity!"

And Aimee says "if you do nothing to help a fellow human in trouble, you are as culpable as the person who pushed him on the tracks."

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