CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A gunman is dead after a police-involved shooting in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn Tuesday night, according to the NYPD.
The initial incident took place around 9:26 p.m when reports came in of a man who had been shot, according to NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan.
When officers responded at the corner of Bergen Street and Rochester Avenue, witnesses told them the suspect was further up the block on Bergen Street.
Watch as @nypdchiefofdept provides details of tonight’s police involved shooting. After officers responded to a 9-1-1 call for a shot spotter activation in Brooklyn they encountered an armed suspect who had reportedly just shot another male. pic.twitter.com/kFfMCe4cNy— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 3, 2020
Officers found the armed suspect hiding behind a tree, according to Monahan. The officers gave orders for the man to drop the weapon for over a minute (Monahan added that body cameras and witnesses’ Facebook updates prove this). The man refused and then officers shot and struck him.
Monahan said that 10 officers fired at the suspect.
The gunman was pronounced dead and a handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.
The original shooting victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
The officers involved in the shooting were also taken to local hospitals and treated for tinnitus, according to Monahan.
Monahan emphasized that the shooting was unrelated to any of the protests going on in the city over the death of George Floyd, who was killed in police custody.
The city was under curfew at the time of the shooting.