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NYPD: Officer wounded in shooting, suspect shot and killed

<p>The shooting took place just before 10 p.m. at 30 Bridge Court, in a complex of two-story apartment buildings north of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 10, 2018, 11:16 AM

Updated 1,989 days ago

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(AP) A police officer has been wounded and a suspect killed Sunday night in a Staten Island shooting, the New York Police Department said.
The shooting took place just before 10 p.m. at 30 Bridge Court, in a complex of two-story apartment buildings north of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.
"Tonight we are reminded, once again, of the dangers our officers face every day...," New York Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill said during a news briefing early Monday.
O'Neill said that uniformed officers from the 120th Precinct responded to a domestic dispute call and encountered an intoxicated man. He said the man was carrying a long blade.
Chief Detective Dermot Shea said the knife had a 4-inch wooden handle and a 10-inch blade.
O'Neill said that according to both the officers' body cameras the man was repeatedly ordered to drop the weapon.
One officer then struck the suspect with a Taser but O'Neill said that "did not stop the threat."
The man then tried to get past who Shea said he presumed was the man's wife, repeatedly yelling, "shoot me!" He said up to 10-12 shots were fired at the man, killing him.
During the exchange of fire the officer was struck. The unidentified officer is in serious condition but stable at Staten Island University Hospital and is expected to survive.
The shooting came just a day after an FBI agent was shot in Brooklyn.
A spokesman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says on Twitter that he has been briefed and will likely visit the officer on Monday.


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