NYPD Officer Fires 5 Shots, Killing Black Man in Crown Heights

NEW YORK (New York Daily News/TNS) -

An NYPD officer shot a man to death on a Brooklyn street Wednesday afternoon, after they saw him with a metal object in his hand that looked like a shower head, police sources said.

Police responded to call about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday that there was an emotionally disturbed black man believed to be in his mid-30s at the corner of Utica and Montgomery avenues, law enforcement sources said.

Witnesses told cops that he had “something in his jacket,” sources said.

Police fired at least five shots, striking the victim multiple times about 4:45 p.m. at the corner of Utica and Montgomery avenues in Crown Heights, sources said.

“I heard all these shots, I thought it was firecrackers at first. I turned around and you just see the cops standing over the guy,” witness Chris J. said. “It was at least five shots. First it was one, then it was nonstop after that.”

Moments earlier, police received a call about a man waving a gun at Utica Avenue and Empire Boulevard about a block away.