Officer Fired Twice After Suspect Refused To Drop Machetes

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Authorities have charged a suspect who was shot and wounded by police as he allegedly wielded two machetes in Brooklyn.

Rene Loney, 49, was charged Sunday with menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Officers were called to East 46th Street in Flatbush just after 8 p.m. on Saturday due to a dispute involving a man with two knives.

When officers arrived, they found the suspect with a machete in each hand and ordered him to drop the weapons.

As 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported, one of the officers fired twice at the man after he refused to drop the machetes.

The suspect was hit in his right arm and left hip. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition, Schuck reported.

The officers recovered the machetes before being taken to Methodist Hospital to be treated for trauma and tinnitus, Schuck reported.

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