NYPD Shooting leaves armed suspect dead
Brooklyn Shooting – An armed man was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn early Monday morning after he repeatedly ignored multiple orders to drop a knife and then charged at officers, the NYPD said.
According to assistant Chief Michael Kemper, the commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South,
two officers deployed their Tasers on the man in a Crown Heights subway station before two different officers shot him when he lunged at them at street level. Uniformed officers responded around 4:10 a.m. to a report of the man armed with a gun and a knife at Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue, When officers arrived at the scene, the man was holding a knife in one hand and had his other hand in his coat, the officers told the man “numerous” times to drop the knife, but he ignored them and walked along Eastern Parkway into the Utica Avenue subway station.
The male again ignored their repeated orders,” “It was at this time that the male began to advance towards the officers and then suddenly charged at them with the knife.” two officers fired several rounds at the man, striking him in the torso. They then immediately began rendering aid and requested an ambulance
The man fled out of the station and back onto Eastern Parkway, where additional officers “gave numerous verbal commands for the male to drop the knife and show them his hands,” Kemper added. “EMS responded and transported the man to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police were still trying to identify him Monday morning.
Several part of Eastern Parkway closed for several blocks at daybreak Monday The shooting is under investigation by the NYPD’s Force Investigation Division. While police responded to a report that the man had a gun and a knife, only a knife was recovered at the scene.
The identity of the man is not immediately released.