An investigation is under way following a police-involved shooting in East Orange, New Jersey on Saturday night.
The suspect was accused of stabbing his roommate in the shoulder. The roommate escaped the apartment and called 911.
The incident happened Thursday evening around 6 p.m. on Grafton Street at Livonia Avenue in Brownsville.
When the plainclothes officers saw the gun, they both fired. The teen was pronounced dead at Kings County Hospital a short time later, police said.
The shooting happened after police were called to Castleton Avenue and Treadwell Avenue in Port Richmond around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, police said. Police said a man in his 20s pointed a gun at responding officers.
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.