NYPD officers shoot a shooter a few minutes after he killed another man during a fight near a park in Manhattan
- Two men came out of a water pipe lounge early Thursday and got into a dispute in which one pulled a gun and the other shot fatally
- Two officers patrolling nearby Tompkins Square Park responded to the scene and ordered the shooter to land on the ground
- Police say the man refused to comply and ran away, causing the officers to shoot him three times and kill him
- The suspect was conditionally released after eight years in prison in connection with a previous shooting
Police officers responded to a fatal shooting near Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan and killed the alleged shooter who they allegedly refused to surrender.
The incident started around 3:30 pm when the authorities said two men were coming out of a water pipe lounge on Avenue A and East 7th Street in the East Village neighborhood and fighting.
During the verbal dispute, one of the men pulled a gun and shot the other, killing him.
Two men were shot in East Village early Thursday, one of them being killed by police after they shot the other
The two men came out of a water pipe bar on Avenue A and East 7th Street and got into a fight, culminating in pulling a gun and shooting at the other
Police officers on patrol in nearby Tompkins Square Park (photo) heard the shots and responded to the scene
Two police officers on patrol in the park heard the shot and responded to the scene.
NYPD departmental chief Terence Monahan said early Thursday morning at a press conference that the officers gave the commanders numerous orders to land, but he refused and tried to run away.
The officers then opened fire and struck the suspect three times.
The shooter and his victim were taken to Bellevue Hospital, where both men were declared dead for their injuries.
The police found two pistols of 0.22 caliber on the spot, including a blood-stained firearm found under the man who had been shot by the police.
The police found this 22-caliber blood-stained gun under the body of the suspect, who shot them three times after they said he refused to land.
A second gun with a caliber of 22 was found near the body of the victim shot by the shooter
The other gun was found near the victim’s body.
According to the authorities, the suspect, who is not mentioned, was conditionally released after eight years in prison in connection with a previous shooting at the time of his death, the New York Post.
The officers who fired the deadly shots remained unharmed but were taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Their body cameras were activated during the incident and the videos are now being reviewed.