NYPD Officer Injured In Police-Involved Shooting; Suspect Dead

December 10, 2018 - 6:34 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – An NYPD officer was struck by a bullet during a standoff on Staten Island Sunday night that left a knife-wielding man dead, police say.

It’s not clear who shot the bullet that struck the officer, but it appears to be a case of friendly fire.

Officers responding to a domestic dispute call around 10 p.m. confronted an intoxicated man brandishing a 14-inch knife in the alleyway of a two-story apartment building blocks from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, police say. 

One of the officers hit the suspect with a Taser, but that didn’t work, and police say they were forced to shoot the man.

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said police body cameras captured some of the altercation and that the suspect can be heard saying, “Shoot me! Shoot me! Shoot me!”

“We have up to 10-to-12 shots ... that were fired with multiple striking the victim, causing his demise,” Shea said.

Police shooting knife

The officer was hit by a bullet and critically injured, according to police.

He was taken to Staten Island University Hospital, where he was listed in serious but stable condition.

Neither the officer nor the suspect have been identified.

The shooting comes just a day after an FBI agent was shot and injured in Brooklyn.