2006_11_machinegun.jpgA man firing a .45 caliber machine pistol was shot by police in Jamaica, Queens. After receiving 911 calls about a man firing a gun at 179th Street and Hillside Avenue, police had chased the 33 year old man four blocks. A nearby office worker Ron Karo told the NY Times, "I looked out the window, and I saw two cops shooting a black man...He was going up and down. I never saw him shooting at the cops."

The police shot the man in the left eye; he is in serious condition at Mary Immaculate Hospital. No other people were injured. The police found the gun "equipped with a silencer and an extended magazine to hold more bullets" and say the shooter had a record of prior arrests involving illegal and loaded weapons. Three other men, who may have been with the shooter earlier, were taken into custody.