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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Police shot a man waving a knife outside a Brooklyn laundromat Wednesday, authorities said.

Officers were called about 11 a.m. to Super Clean Laundromat at Ralph and Remsen avenues about a report of a man with a gun, a law enforcement source said.

Davonte Pressley, 23, was shot multiple times by police officers on Oct. 26, 2016. NYPD says Pressley lunged toward officers with a knife outside a Brooklyn laundromat. (Family)

Davonte Pressley, 23, was shot multiple times by police officers on Oct. 26, 2016. NYPD says Pressley lunged toward officers with a knife outside a Brooklyn laundromat. (Family)

When they arrived, they found a man armed with a knife.

The man, identified as Davonte Pressley, was ordered to drop the weapon but he refused and instead "lunged towards the officers with a knife still in his hand,"  NYPD Chief Terence Monahan said.

An officer opened fire and struck Pressley, 23, three times in the torso, Monahan said.

Pressley was taken to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

A knife, pictured below, was recovered at the scene, police said.

PIX11 News' Nicole Johnson contributed to this report.

A knife, pictured here, was recovered at the scene of a shooting by police against a man who was allegedly wielding this weapon at a Brooklyn laundromat on Oct. 26, 2016. (NYPD)

A knife, pictured here, was recovered at the scene of a shooting by police against a man who was allegedly wielding this weapon at a Brooklyn laundromat on Oct. 26, 2016. (NYPD)