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.
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.