Gun-Wielding Man Shot, Killed By Police After Foot Chase On Long Island

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December 20, 2019 - 6:46 am
Suffolk County Police-Involved Shooting

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BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – A man was shot and killed by Suffolk County Police in Brentwood on Thursday night after pulling a gun on two officers, authorities say.

The two officers were on patrol when they stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of the Brentwood LIRR station around 10:20 p.m.

Police say the driver of that vehicle took off on foot with a backpack and that the officers chased him down Suffolk Avenue.

The officers deployed a taser on the man near 908 Suffolk Ave., but it was ineffective.

That’s when police say the man pulled a handgun and the officers opened fire, striking him.

The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A handgun was recovered from the scene, according to police.

The officers were not injured.

Suffolk County Police homicide detectives are investigating the shooting.