NYPD: Officer shoots, kills knife-wielding man at Bronx halfway house

Adam Warner
April 15, 2019 - 6:44 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A suspect was shot and killed by police in the Bronx late Sunday night, according to the NYPD.

Police say officers responded to a call about a man banging on doors and harassing people at the Hill House halfway house on Grand Avenue in the Tremont section just before 11 p.m.

Police say two officers encountered a 32-year-old suspect holding a large knife in one hand and a wooden stick in the other.

Officers initially used a Taser on the suspect, but once the voltage stopped, the suspect grabbed the knife again and continued to approach the officers with the knife, according to police.

That’s when one officer opened fire, shooting the man in the chest, police say.

He was pronounced dead at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital.

The officer who fired the shot was taken to Jacobi Medical Center to be treated for ringing in the ears.

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