Officer shoots, injures man during Bronx arrest captured on video

Samantha Liebman
July 07, 2019 - 10:04 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An NYPD officer shot and injured a man while making an arrest in the Bronx Sunday evening—an encounter that was captured on video by an onlooker.

The man, said to be in his 50s, was shot in the torso and taken to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition, according to police. He was brought into surgery and upgraded to stable condition Sunday night.

The two officers involved were taken to an area hospital for ringing in their ears and were also listed in stable condition.

The confrontation began on West 166th Street, near Summit Avenue, in the Highbridge section at 6:50 p.m., according to police.

At a news conference Sunday night, NYPD Chief Terence Monahan said that two officers approached the man, who appeared to have broken a BMW's window.

Monahan said the man claimed the BMW was his car but showed the officers a pair of keys that were not for the vehicle.

The man then resisted arrest, Monahan said, sparking a struggle between the man and the officers on the ground beside the car.

According to police, unreleased bodycam video shows the man saying, "I have a gun (expletive) die."

One of the officers says the man pointed a gun at his chest.

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That's what prompted the officer to fire two shots, which struck the man in his torso and hip, police said.

Graphic video captured by a witness shows the officers trying to restrain the man beside the vehicle. Two gunshots are heard as the three men struggle on the pavement.

Police said the man was armed at the time and that a loaded 9mm Ruger was recovered at the scene.

Neither the officers nor the suspect have been identified.

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