BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A man accused of waving a knife at police prompting an officer-involved shooting has been charged.
Davonte Pressley, 23, was charged with attempted assault on a police officer; attempted menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
Police were called to Super Clean Laundromat located at Ralph and Remsen avenues Wednesday morning for a report of a man with a gun.
When police arrived, they found Pressley armed with a knife.
Pressley was ordered to drop the knife but refused. He then "lunged towards the officers with a knife still in his hand" NYPD Chief Terence Monahan said Wednesday.
An officer then shot Pressley three times in the torso.
Police recovered a knife at the scene.
He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
It was not immediately clear why Pressley was the laundromat with a knife.