Police shoot man in the hip during confrontation in Harlem building

Manhattan — Police shot a man in Harlem on Tuesday evening, officials said.

Officers responded to West 114th Street following a report of a man with a gun, police said. When they got there, a witness told them there was a man with a gun on the 4th floor in the hallway.

The officers took an elevator up and when they got out on the 4th floor, they saw a man who matched the description, officials said. The man's hands were in his pockets and he ignored police orders to take his hands out.

Then the man told police he had a gun, pulled an unidentified object out of his pocket and pointed it at the cops after taking a shooting stance, an NYPD spokesman said. One of the officers fired three times and hit the man once in the hip.

The man was taken to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. He has not yet been identified. There was an order of protection out against the man.

"He should not have been there," police said.

Both officers were also taken to a hospital for observation. The shooting was captured on their body cameras.

Police asked people to avoid the areas west of 114th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglass Boulevard because of the investigation.


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