QUEENS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – An investigation is underway in Queens, where police say officers were forced to open fire on a suspect who had a gun.

The NYPD said two uniformed patrol officers approached two people who were fighting late Saturday night near Vernon Boulevard and 41st Avenue in Astoria.

One of them allegedly pulled out a gun, according to police, who said they started shooting after the suspect refused to drop his weapon.

It appeared no one was hurt, police said.

The suspect was taken into custody.

Comments (3)
  1. donnie says:

    What a shocker! Queensbridge projects. The NYPD shouldn’t patrol these areas. Give them what they want. Let them police themselves and see what will happen. Elevators in the projects have urine in them all the time? Within half hour of housing staff mopping the elevators you will find urine. These people don’t have the capability to govern themselves. They have no pride. give them what they want!

  2. Asdf King says:

    Why did police show up? aren’t they supposed to be defunded and dismantled? strange…

  3. CYRUS says:

    Job one for our state and local officials must be to work to get these guns off the street; now. We must continue the use of anti crime units which have proven to get guns off the streets; and community leaders must stand up and get more involved; particularly with our youth. This is so important considering this recent spike in shootings.

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