Less than 24 hours after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed bodega employee who had been held hostage in the Bronx, the NYPD announced that there was another fatal police shooting. Yesterday afternoon, around 4:46 p.m., in Queens, police approached an emotional disturbed person at 165-43 Terrace. The man had a knife to his neck.
Police say that an officer ordered the man, 27, to drop his knife, but the man refused and "began to advance toward the officer while holding the knife in the air." The officer then fired once at the man, who was hit in the shoulder. The suspect was taken to Jamaica Hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries at first, but he was pronounced dead at 7:32 p.m.
The police also provided a photograph of the knife and continue to investigate.