NYPD: Armed Suspect Killed In Police-Involved Shooting After Refusing To Drop Firearm

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June 02, 2020 - 11:37 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A suspect was shot and killed during a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn Tuesday night.

Chief of Department Terence Monahan says the incident began around 9 p.m. at the Kingsborough Houses near Rochester Avenue and Bergen Street. 

Monahan says police were called to the scene to investigate a possible shooting. When officers arrived, they observed a male suspect who reportedly shot one other male and was still holding his firearm. 

Authorities say the officers demanded the suspect drop his weapon for over a minute. They say footage from body-worn cameras and Facebook live videos show officers trying to get the man to disarm himself. 

“The male refused the orders of the officers. The officers discharged their weapons at the individual and struck him,” Monahan said. “A handgun was recovered at the scene.”

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Monahan said, who added that the investigation was still in its preliminary stages. 

The original individual who was shot was taken to a nearby hospital and is in recovery. Two officers were also taken to the hospital to be treated for tinnitus. 

Police said the firearm that was recovered was illegal. 

Monahan said there were 10 officers that fired a number of rounds at the individual. It’s not clear how many bullets were discharged.

The police say the shooting was unrelated to the ongoing protests over the death of Minnesotan George Floyd

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