DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN (PIX11)– A 34-year-old man was shot by police after refusing to drop his weapon in Brooklyn early Saturday, according to cops.
Authorities were responding to call at Amarachi Lounge located at 189 Bridge Street shortly before 1 a.m. of man carrying a firearm.
Upon arrival, police encountered a 34-year-old man fitting the description fleeing from the reported location.
Cops, driving in an unmarked car, caught up with the suspect on Nassau Street and asked him to drop his .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, authorities said.
After the suspect refused, the officers shot him four times, once hitting him in the lower torso and grazing him on the left arm, police said.
The man was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he is in stable condition and in police custody with charges pending.
The two officers were removed to Methodist Hospital for treatment of tinnitus.AlertMe