CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (PIX11) — An armed man was killed in a shootout with police late Thursday in Coney Island, according to authorities.

Jermaine Hickson, 42, was shot near West 36th Street and Neptune Avenue around 10:15 p.m. after first opening fire on officers responding to gunshots, police said. No NYPD members were injured in the incident.

The deadly run-in began when two NYPD members on patrol about a block away at West 36th Street and Mermaid Avenue heard gunfire and were approached by two women yelling that someone was firing shots, officials said in a press briefing.

Initially, detectives believed Hickson was involved in domestic violence with the women who flagged down the officers, but that was not the case. Instead, police said Hickson was allegedly shooting the gun recklessly in the streets.

When additional police arrived at the scene, they were immediately fired upon by Hickson, officials said. Cops returned fire, shooting Hickson, who continued to shoot from the ground, authorities said.

When Hickson finally stopped firing, cops moved in, disarmed and handcuffed him, then began administering first aid, officials said. However, Hickson’s injuries proved too severe and he died at the scene.

No cops were shot in the exchange, though they were taken to an area hospital for treatment of tinnitus, or ringing in the ears.

It’s believed that four NYPD members fired their weapons, though the total number of shots fired remains under investigation, officials said. As many as 20 police evidence markers were visible at the scene early Friday.

NYPD officials asked that any witnesses or anyone with additional information about the encounter get in touch with the NYPD.

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