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NYPD: Suspect In East Harlem Police-Involved Shooting Arrested

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A suspect who was shot and wounded by police after authorities said he pointed a gun at officers has been charged.

Michael Schultz, 23, was arrested and charged with attempted assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon, criminal possession of a weapon and other charges, police said.

Schultz is in critical but stable condition following the shooting early Sunday morning in East Harlem.

Authorities said uniformed officers responded to a 911 call of a large disorderly group and a man with a firearm in the Washington Houses. The officers were questioning a man when he fled, and they saw he had a gun, police said.

When officers gave chase, the suspect turned and pointed a .22-caliber revolver at the officers who then fired at him, police said.

The incident was one of three police-involved shootings in recent days.

The first happened Friday when 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 another man in Brooklyn who was suspected of stabbing a woman in a domestic incident, police said.

The officers had gone to an apartment on Clarkson Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday and found a 38-year-old woman stabbed in the shoulder and being treated by EMS, according to police.

While the officers were inside the apartment, police said a 39-year-old male who was in a back room lunged at them with a pair of scissors. Both officers fired, striking the suspect in the torso.

The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was hospitalized in stable condition.

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