Suspect Was Approached As He Was Beating On Patrol Car, Authorities Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The man shot by police Saturday after he allegedly used a cane to attack an officer has been charged with several crimes including assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon, menacing and attempted criminal mischief.

Dairon Bledsoe, 27, was allegedly beating on a patrol car with the wooden cane outside the elevated Myrtle Avenue J train station in Brooklyn on Saturday morning when an officer confronted him with her baton. He then hit her in the face with the cane so hard that the stick broke in two, according to authorities.

When Bledsoe moved to hit the officer again, her partner shot him once in the torso, police said.

Bledsoe remained at Kings County Hospital Center on Sunday morning. It’s not immediately clear whether he has a lawyer.

The officer suffered bruising, swelling and lacerations to her face, according to police.

The address Bledsoe gave is a Brooklyn homeless shelter. No workers who knew him were immediately available Sunday.

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