A person allegedly armed with a gun and needed in connection to a reported assault in the Bronx was shot and critically wounded by NYPD officers Sunday afternoon, prime brass stated.
NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell stated a gaggle of officers initially engaged the suspect after a lady approached the uniformed members round 2:20 p.m. reporting an assault from an unknown assailant in the Concourse part.
The scenario escalated additional when the person allegedly refused officer instructions to cease, and finally displayed a firearm and pointed the weapon in the course of a passerby, Chell stated. Once more, instructions from officers are ignored.
Round 153rd Avenue and Grand Concourse, the chief stated the suspect pointed the gun at his personal head, then “rapidly turns on our officers.” 4 officers engaged with the suspect then fired, placing him a number of instances.
Chell stated the officers rendered support to the injured man, 49, earlier than he was transported to a neighborhood hospital.
The investigation is ongoing.