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Suspect Dead Following Third Police-Involved Shooting Since Friday Afternoon

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two New York police officers shot a suspect who pointed a gun at them in East Harlem early Sunday morning, authorities said.

The 23-year-old suspect was listed in critical but stable condition at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center after the shooting around 2 a.m, police said. He was shot multiple times in the torso, authorities told 1010 WINS’ Derricke Dennis.

Police said they responded to a 911 call about a large disorderly group and a man with a firearm in the Washington Houses at East 102nd Street and Second Avenue, and that the suspect fled on foot when they arrived. The suspect turned and pointed a .22-caliber revolver at the officers and they then fired, police said.

The officers were treated for ringing in the ears at St. Luke’s Hospital.

“Everybody was hanging out, and … the cops were shooting at him, and he was running,” one witness told Dennis.

The suspect’s name has not been released by police.

The incident was the second police-involved shooting in recent days. On Friday afternoon, four officers shot and killed a man suspected of taking drugs and cash from a Manhattan pharmacy after the man raised his weapon at them, police said.

The suspect, identified by police as 45-year-old Scott Kato, was shot while alone in a car that got stuck in traffic beneath an underpass of the FDR Drive at 96th Street following the robbery some 30 blocks away.

On Sunday night, police shot and killed a man in Brooklyn.

Officers were responding to reports of a stabbing inside of a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens apartment when the shooting occurred, 1010 WINS reported.

When police arrived, there was an altercation with the suspect inside of an apartment building at 60 Clarkson Ave. The suspect was shot by police and died at the scene, CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported.

The stabbing victim was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition. There were no reported injuries to the responding officers.

The fatal shooting was the third police-involved shooting since Friday afternoon.

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