Police fatally shoot armed man in Brooklyn gun battle: NYPD

Andrew Weber
October 16, 2019 - 7:02 am
Site of Brooklyn police-involved shooting

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – NYPD officers fatally shot an armed man in Brooklyn in a gun battle Tuesday night at a public housing project, officials say.

The incident happened just before 8 a.m. on Baltic Street outside the Gowanus Houses in Boerum Hill.

Two plain clothes officers were patrolling the area in an unmarked car, when they saw a man fire a gun at another person.

They immediately identified themselves at police officers and ordered the man multiple times to drop the weapon.

Both officers then fired numerous rounds at the man, who was hit several times, according to officials.

The man was taken to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition, but later died from his injuries.

The officers were uninjured.

Gun recovered in Bronx police-involved shooting

A 9MM semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene.

The 30-year-old suspect who was shot had been released last week from prison after serving five years for robbery, police said.

He was on parole and had an extensive criminal record, including multiple violent felony convictions.

Police sources told the Daily News he was a known Bloods member who went by the street name “Trigger.”

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