Officers Shoot Suspect Who Pointed Fake Gun At Them In The Bronx – CBS New York
Police say they shot a man who pointed a gun at them early Saturday morning, but it turns out that gun was fake, CBS2’s Marc Liverman reports.
It happened just before 1 a.m.
According to police, the man had been walking around with what appeared to be a gun near East 167th Street and Findlay Avenue.
A couple called 911 and said the man pointed his weapon at them.
Police say as soon as they got to the scene, they ordered the suspect to show his hands. That’s when they say he pointed his weapon at them.
“Two uniformed officers discharged their weapons, striking the suspect in the torso. The officers immediately rendered aid to the suspect and requested an ambulance to the scene,” NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo said.
That suspect was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Pichardo said an “imitation firearm” was recovered at the scene.
Below is a picture of the weapon recovered at the scene of tonight’s incident. pic.twitter.com/ehVobwGuPO
So far, police haven’t released any other information on that suspect.