Cops: Man In Police-Involved Shooting Has Lengthy Rap Sheet
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An investigation in under way following a police-involved shooting on Staten Island on Saturday night.
The shooting happened after police were called to Castleton Avenue and Treadwell Avenue in Port Richmond around 11:30 p.m., police said.
They had been called to the scene after receiving a tip about a suspect wanted for home invasion.
Police approached a 28-year-old man, but he ran off down Treadwell Avenue. When they began chasing him, he allegedly pointed a gun at responding officers.
The officers then fired two rounds, injuring the man in the upper torso, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.
A black Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun and a live round of ammunition was recovered next to the suspect, police said.
One neighbor did not realize what was happening.
“There were about two pops. I didn’t even think it was a gunshot, thought it was just fireworks for the Super Bowl. I didn’t even look out the window,” a neighbor named Joseph told D’Auria.
The injured man has a criminal arrest record, including gun and drug possession, robbery and assault charges, according to police.
He was taken to Richmond University Medical Center in stable condition, D’Auria reported. Charges against him were pending Sunday evening.
The officers were also taken to Richmond University Medical Center – one for tinnitus, the other for an injured knee during the chase before the shooting.
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