The NYPD says a suspect grabbed and repeatedly fired an officer’s gun, killing another man, before a second officer shot and wounded the suspect.
Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen says uniformed officers were flagged down around 1 a.m. Tuesday to handle a dispute in a Bronx deli. As they were escorting a man out of the store, he ripped the gun out of an officer’s holster. He fired the officer’s gun numerous times. One of the shots fatally struck a man who’d had a dispute with the suspect.
Another officer fired three shots at the suspect, hitting him twice. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Police say video recovered from the deli corroborates all of their information.