4 Cops Shoot Gun-Wielding Man In Bronx After He Assaulted A Woman
The man’s 63-year-old victim approached officers around 2:20 p.m. and told them he had just hit her near East 153rd Street and Grand Concourse, authorities said. Five officers pursued the man, police said.
“He refuses their orders to stop,” NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell said at a news conference later Sunday near the scene. “As [the officers] continue to follow him, he displays a firearm and points it at a passer-by.’’
Chell said the officers gave “repeated instructions to drop the firearm.
“He had the gun in his right hand, he rapidly turned toward them, they discharged their firearms,” the top cop said.
Four of the police officers fired at the man, who was “shot numerous times in his body,” Chell said.
Approximately 30 to 35 shell casings were found at the scene, a police source said.
The man, whose identity wasn’t immediately released, was taken to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition. No police officers were shot.
The woman was “struck by the male,” Chell said. The extent of her injuries were unknown.
A firearm was recovered on the scene, police said.