The lieutenant and two other officers got out of their car and ordered a suspect to drop his weapon. That’s when, they say, the 23-year-old man turned and pointed the gun at the lieutenant.
The incident happened at 125th Street and 12th Avenue just after 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Two people, including a Nassau County police officer, were injured Sunday in a police-involved shooting in Queens.
A Paterson police officer was involved in a shooting early Saturday, marking the third such incident in recent days, according to a published report.
The incident happened at around 3 p.m. on Mother Gaston Boulevard, police said.
A man was shot and wounded by police in Brooklyn Saturday morning, after he allegedly struck an officer with a cane.
Dixon Rodriguez died Tuesday afternoon just steps from his Hall Avenue home. Police shot and killed the 32-year-old man after he allegedly tried to attack them.
Police shot and killed a man in Perth Amboy, N.J. Wednesday afternoon, after he allegedly attacked an officer with a knife.
Police received a 911 call around 3 p.m., from a landlord reporting that a man had been acting strangely and threatening him with violence in a building on Hart Street in Brooklyn.
It all started at East 206th Street and Rochambeau Avenue around 5:30 a.m. when officers spotted one of the suspects with a gun.
The shooting victim’s father called police saying his son was not taking his medication and was threatening him, said Suffolk County Police Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick.
Activists have pushed for the NYPD to amend its policy and bring along specialized teams for calls involving emotionally disturbed people.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in Manhattan federal court. It seeks unspecified damages for the September 2012 killing of 28-year-old Mohamed Bah, shot in his Morningside Heights home.
In a statement, the NYPD reiterated that officers are authorized to use deadly physical force when they reasonably believe they must do so to protect themselves or another person or persons present from imminent death or serious physical injury.
Some people have called for two officers to be suspended, after two bystanders were struck near the Port Authority Bus Terminal late Saturday by police gunfire intended a man officers believed was emotionally disturbed.