Brooklyn Man Fatally Shot by Police During Scuffle

NEW YORK (AP) -

Police say a Brooklyn man was fatally shot during a skirmish with two cops in a housing-project hallway.

New York Housing Police Chief James Secreto said one male and one female officer encountered the man at around 1 p.m. Saturday on the ninth floor of the Van Dyke Houses in the Brownsville neighborhood. The New York Police Department’s Housing Bureau officers were responding to a 911 call reporting a suspicious person.

When they asked for his ID, a scuffle ensued, and Secreto said the man grabbed one officer’s collapsible, metal baton and struck both officers in the head. The chief said the officers then fired.

One officer suffered a gash, the other contusions. They were hospitalized in stable condition.

Authorities did not immediately release the names of those involved.