Friday, April 19, 2019

Police-involved Shooting in the 34 Precinct, Upper Manhattan

The following information is preliminary and may be subject to change as the investigation progresses.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. April 18th, members of the 34th Precinct Anti-Crime Unit responded to a shots-fired call — which also caused a ShotSpotter activation — at 187th Street and Wadsworth Avenue, in the 3-4 Precinct. Upon arrival at that location, officers observed and approached a male who matched the description given in the 9-1-1 call. The suspect then runs with a gun in his hand, and an officer pursues on foot, leading to a parking lot on Broadway — north of 187th Street. The suspect then runs to the rear of the parking lot and takes a position behind the last parked car. Our officer takes cover behind a vehicle — three cars away. The suspect then fired three rounds at the police officer, who is struck in the right armpit. The wounded officer fires back one time. At the same time this is happening, the officer's partner, also a 3-4 Precinct Anti-Crime officer, drives his unmarked police car into the parking lot. He gets out and takes a position in front of the car. One bullet fired by the suspect goes past this officer and through the windshield of the police car. This second officer then fires three rounds at the suspect. The perpetrator was struck one time in the chest, and was transported to Columbia-Presbyterian — where he was pronounced deceased at 5:10 p.m. Our wounded officer was brought here to Mount Sinai-St. Luke's, where he is being treated and is currently in stable condition. We visited with the officer and his family just a few minutes ago. He is in good spirits, and the NYPD family stands ready to do all we can to assist in his full recovery.
Unmarked police car with a bullet hole through the windshield

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