Police said that a suspect in domestic violence was shot and killed by officers in Brooklyn.
Chief of Patrol Jeffrey Maddrey stated that several officers were taken to hospital for treatment. However, details about the injuries of the officers have not been released.
Maddrey stated that the fatal confrontation began at 10:15 p.m. on Thursday. A sergeant and an officer patrolling Coney Island heard gunshots. Two women flagged down officers and claimed that a man was shooting a gun at an intersection nearby, Maddrey stated.
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Maddrey stated that six officers arrived at the spot where the man was shooting. When they approached him, he “immediately started shooting at them.”
Maddrey stated that at least four officers responded by firing back at the armed man. He fell to the ground and continued shooting.
The officers took the man into custody and gave first aid. However, the chief stated that the man had died on the spot. The name of the victim was not immediately released.
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Maddrey stated that the shooting appeared to have started from a domestic dispute, and that the victims were the two women who waved down the officers. The women were being interviewed by detectives.
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Investigating details such as the number of shots fired by officers and the suspect are underway.