2 Police-Involved Shootings In The Bronx, Brooklyn Leave 1 Suspect Dead, 1 Injured

Sean Adams
October 16, 2019 - 8:10 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Twice Tuesday night, in separate corners of the city, police fired at armed suspects, leaving one suspect dead, and one injured, according to authorities.

In Brooklyn, at around 8 p.m. near the Gowanus Houses in Boerum Hill, two plainclothes officers faced off with an armed suspect after seeing him fire in the direction of another person.

“They identified themselves as police and gave multiple orders to drop the weapon,” said Chief of Department Terence Monahan.

They then fired, hitting the suspect several times.

The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Monahan said the suspect had an extensive criminal history and just got out of prison last week after serving five years for robbery.

In the Bronx, police responded shortly after midnight to a ShotSpotter alert and 911 call of a man firing shots at the 225 Street subway station in the Wakefield section.

Several officers approached the southbound platform, where they engaged a man with a firearm.

After he turned towards them with the gun, two officers fired several rounds and struck him once in the left shoulder.

He was taken to Jacobi Hospital by EMS where he is in stable condition.

Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen said, “A .380 caliber and semi-automatic firearm was recovered at the scene, next to the suspect as he was taken into custody on the platform.”