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Officers Shoot Suspect Who Pointed Fake Gun At Them In The Bronx – CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is investigating a shooting involving two of their own officers in the Bronx.

Police say two officers shot a man who pointed a gun at them on Dec. 14, 2019, but it turns out that gun was fake. (Credit: CBS2)

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.

Police say two officers shot a man who pointed a gun at them on Dec. 14, 2019, but it turns out that gun was fake. (Credit: CBS2)

“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.

The picture released by police shows the fake gun with what looks like a knife attached to one end of it.

So far, police haven’t released any other information on that suspect.





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