NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An officer involved in a deadly confrontation in Brooklyn was released from the hospital Sunday.
Officer Andris Bisono was released from the Jamaica Hospital Center Sunday. He was attacked on Saturday along with fellow Officer Jennifer Garcia, who was released earlier.
The attack happened Saturday, at the Van Dyke Houses on Sutter Ave in Brownsville. The incident left a 21-year-old man dead.
As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, there were frantic police radio transmissions coming from the Van Dyke Houses on Saturday.
“There were shots fired by the MOS, perp is down.”
Police said two New York City Housing Officers — a male and a female — arrived in the hallway on the ninth floor of the complex after a 911 caller claimed a man was acting suspiciously.
Officers sad when they asked for ID, there was a struggle.
“At one point the officer removes his metal baton, and the subject gets a hold of this metal baton, and begins assaulting the two officers. He strikes them both in the head,” Housing Chief James Secreto said.
A radio transmission referenced an officer ‘bleeding profusely.’
“Both officers at this time fired at the suspect,” Secreto said.
The family of Erickson Gomez Brito, the man shot and killed, said they want answers.
“I want to know why they killed him. Why are they always killing. What the hell do they think we are? We want justice for my brother,” Omahis Gomez Brito said.
They said Gomez Brito dealt with depression and addiction in the past, but was not on medication.
“He’s fine. He’s had no problems with nobody. He has not gotten into police problems as far as we know,” Omahis said.
The mayor and police commissioner visited the officers in the hospital, but said nothing.
The officers were taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition. An investigation is underway into whether the shooting was justified.