NYPD: Knife-wielding man shot by cop in East Flatbush

A knife-wielding man was shot three times by a police officer Wednesday morning in Brooklyn, the NYPD said.

Cops responded to several calls about a man armed with a knife and firearm in front of a laundromat at 842 Remsen Ave. in East Flatbush around 11 a.m., NYPD Chief of Patrol Terry Monahan said. When officers arrived, they saw Davonte Pressley, 23, armed with a knife, he said. They ordered him to drop the knife multiple times, but he did not, Monahan said.

Presley then lunged at the officers with the knife in his hand, Monahan said.

One officer shot Presley, striking him three times in the torso, Monahan said. Presley was taken to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.

The knife was recovered at the scene, police said.

More details about the shooting were not immediately clear.


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