KEW GARDENS, Queens (PIX11) — A man shot and killed an alleged robber in Queens Wednesday morning, police said.
The 65-year-old man shot the 32-year-old man four or five times in the chest at 123-20 82nd Ave. around 2:03 a.m., according to the NYPD. The 65-year-old man told police the alleged robber approached him with a sharp object, demanding money and cigarettes, police said.
First responders pronounced the 32-year-old man dead at the scene. A pen was discovered in the victim’s hand, a police source told PIX11 News.
Surveillance video of the encounter shows the 32-year-old man approaching the 65-year-old man aggressively in a driveway. The shooting happened off camera.
Prior to the shooting, the 32-year-old man allegedly went on a rampage in the area, smashing an intercom, windows and doors, apparently trying to break into several buildings, according to sources.
Officers recovered a firearm and brought in the 65-year-old man for questioning, police said. He has since been charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, a Queens District Attorney’s Office spokesperson said. The man didn’t have a permit for the gun used in the shooting, according to sources.
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