NYPD: Police involved in shooting that left armed man dead in Hunts Point
Police confirm that a man is dead following an incident on Seneca Avenue in Hunts Point Friday.
The incident took place right after 7 p.m.
According to officials, NYPD detectives and narcotics officers were conducting a separate investigation when a plainclothes officer heard some form of a dispute. The suspect was apparently overheard saying he was going to the car to get a gun.
Police say the suspect returned with a gun. They say officers gave him a warning before he nearly struck an officer in the head with a shot. Officers returned fire, striking the suspect five times. He was then taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say a firearm was recovered at the scene.