October 16, 2022 – Manhattan, New York: Just after 3am early Sunday morning, a 29-year-old man was killed in a shootout with police. Uniformed officers in a unmarked unit working the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan fired off several rounds at a man with a gun near Highbridge Park, cops said.
According to police officials, Members of service from the 34th precinct neighborhood safety team, including a lieutenant and three officers were in a unmarked police vehicle traveling northbound on Nagel Avenue when they came upon a disturbance on the corner of Dyckman street & Nagel Avenue.
As the group of officers exited their vehicle, they observed a 29-year-old man allegedly holding a gun in his hand engaged in a physical altercation among a crowd of people. When the officers approached the dispute, police officials say officers gave multiple verbal commands for the gun toting individual to drop his weapon.
Officers gave repeated commands before discharging their service weapons and firing multiple rounds that struck the 29-year-old a unknown number of times about the body.
The 29-year-old who had prior interactions with police officers was transported to a local hospital but did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead.
Officers involved in the shooting were also taken to an area hospital and treated for ringing of the ears and other other minor injuries received during the shooting incident along with a additional individual who was struck by gunfire but not seriously injured.
It’s unknown at this time to police what started the altercation and officials are urging members of the public who were at the incident to come forward with information. The investigation is ongoing.