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VIDEO: Gunman Fatally Shot By NYPD After Pointing Gun At Police

New York police and bystanders begged the suspect to drop his weapon, but he refused.

Brooklyn, NY – Cell phone footage captured the moment when an armed suspect accused of shooting a man pointed a gun at responding officers outside a Brooklyn housing project on Tuesday night (video below).

The incident began at approximately 9:26 p.m., when ShotSpotter sensors detected gunfire at the Kingsborough Houses in Crown Heights, The New York Times reported.

Officers responded to the area and learned that a man in his 40s had been shot in the area of Bergen Street and Rochester Avenue.

The wounded victim had crawled away from the place where he’d been shot and police were not initially able to find him.

Meanwhile, officers searched for the gunman, who had fled the scene and was hiding behind a tree further up Bergen Street, New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief Terence Monahan told reporters at a press conference just two hours later.

The 34-year-old alleged gunman pointed his weapon at police, at which point they immediately began yelling at him to drop his weapon, The New York Times reported.

Bystanders also screamed at the suspect to comply and to drop the gun, cell phone footage showed.

“They’re gonna wind up killing him,” one bystander commented. “He got it in his hands.”

“Drop the f–king gun!” the crowd yelled.

The standoff lasted for approximately one minute.

According to Chief Monahan, officers’ bodycams recorded them pleading with the suspect.

“He’s moving his head. He’s getting up. He’s gonna go, he’s gonna go! Drop the gun! Drop the gun! Please drop the gun! Please drop the gun,” the chief recounted.

The scene erupted in a volley of gunfire as 10 officers opened fire on the armed suspect.

“The male refused the orders of the officers, the officers discharged their weapon at the individual and struck him,” Chief Monahan said, according to The New York Times.

The gunman collapsed to the ground and was pronounced dead at the scene.

His firearm was recovered from the scene, Chief Monahan said.

None of the officers were injured during the encounter.

Chief Monahan said that the incident was not related to the widespread rioting taking place throughout the city.

The wounded victim the suspect shot prior to the officers’ arrival was transported to a hospital and has been listed in stable condition, The New York Times reported.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content and Obscene Language:

Holly Matkin - June Wed, 2020


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