Officer wounded as police shoot and kill knife-wielding man in Staten Island

SHORES ACRES, Staten Island — Police officers responding to a domestic dispute call on Staten Island late Sunday night opened fire on a man carrying a knife, killing him and seriously wounding one of the officers at the scene, police said.

The wounded officer has been hospitalized and is expected to survive. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio planned to visit the officer Monday, a spokesman for the mayor's office said on Twitter.

The shooting took place just before 10 p.m. at a complex of two-story apartment buildings north of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.

"Tonight we are reminded, once again, of the dangers our officers face every day," New York Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill said at a news briefing early Monday.

Uniformed officers from the 120th Precinct responded to a domestic dispute call and encountered an intoxicated man carrying a knife with a 10-inch blade, said Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea.

Both the officers' body cameras showed the man was repeatedly ordered to drop the weapon, according to O'Neill.

Sources later identified the man as Faustino Dioso, 50.

An officer then struck the man with a Taser, but O'Neill said that "did not stop the threat."

Shea said the man repeatedly yelled "Shoot me!" Officers fired 10 to 12 shots, killing him and striking one of the officers.

The shooting came just a day after an FBI agent was shot in Brooklyn.

 

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