Police shot and killed a man in Brooklyn Saturday after he attacked them with an officer’s baton, the NYPD said.
Two officers from the NYPD’s Housing Bureau responded to a call of a suspicious man at 362 Sutter Ave. in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn at approximately 1:10 p.m., according to the department. They encountered a man in the ninth-floor hallway and asked him for identification, NYPD Chief of Housing James Secreto said.
“Next thing you know, there’s a scuffle encountered and the officers are in a scuffle with this man,” Secreto said during a press briefing in Brownsville.
One of the officers removed a metal baton — but a moment later the man got "a hold of the metal baton,” Secreto said, and began striking the officers in the head.
“Both officers at this point fired at the suspect,” Secreto said. “He was struck several times and subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.”
Secreto did not name the man who was killed or the officers, though he said one was male and one was female.
The male officer sustained a two-inch gash to his heads, Secreto said, and the female officer has contusions. Both were in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, he said.