The suspect pulled what looked like a Glock 19 semi-automatic handgun, police said. It was actually a Walther CP99 compressed air pistol, but was designed to look like a Glock, police said.
The suspect fired two rounds at officers with an illegal 9 mm handgun that was purchased out of state, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
The shooting took place in the vicinity of Hamilton Avenue and West 9th Street at approximately 10 p.m., police said.
Richard Pearson, 47, had apparently been panhandling near a Harlem restaurant Monday evening when he allegedly swiped cash from a recently paid bill off an outdoor table.
Police said the dog was lunging at them and others on the crowded sidewalk, but one witness saw it another way.
Ramarley Graham was shot dead by police on Feb. 2 in the bathroom of the apartment where he lived with his mother and grandmother.
The officer was apparently attacked by two men as he walked along Grove Street near Broadway shortly before midnight Sunday.
Officials said the man was combative and officers opened fire, shooting the man in the head.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office says 19-year-old Malik Williams of Garfield was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center following shots fired by both Garfield and Bergen County police.
Barry Deloatch, 47, was fatally shot after police chased him into an alley just before 1 a.m. on Throop Avenue, relatives said.
The shooting, which left the suspect critically wounded, occurred at 6:15 p.m. Monday after police used a security tracking device to locate a Volkswagen SUV a woman had reported stolen.
The man was in stable condition. The officers were not seriously injured and five people are in custody.
Authorities said an undercover New York City police officer shot and killed a man after he pulled a gun on him during a buy and bust operation with two gun traffickers on Wednesday night.
An off-duty Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority officer was shot Saturday night during a botched robbery at a Brooklyn store.
A Paramus police officer who nearly died after being shot in the line of duty shared her incredible story of survival for the first time on Thursday.