NYPD Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Man Involved in Queens Street Dispute

NYPD Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Man Involved in Queens Street Dispute

In a tragic incident on Saturday morning, the NYPD was forced to use lethal force against a knife-wielding man engaged in a dispute with a woman on a street corner in Corona, Queens. The suspect, who remains unidentified, was shot and killed by two officers after repeatedly refusing to drop the weapon despite multiple commands.

According to NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey, two officers on patrol in the area noticed a dispute taking place across the street. As they approached to investigate, they encountered a male suspect brandishing a knife and arguing with a female. The officers immediately issued repeated orders for the suspect to drop the knife, but he disregarded their commands.

In an attempt to subdue the suspect, the officers deployed a Taser, but it proved ineffective. Undeterred, the officers continued to issue commands, which were once again ignored by the suspect. Faced with an imminent threat to their safety and that of others, the officers made the difficult decision to discharge their weapons, ultimately stopping the suspect.

The knife-wielding man was swiftly transported to Elmhurst Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The woman involved in the dispute was unharmed. The NYPD is currently investigating the nature of the relationship between the suspect and the woman.

The incident occurred in an area known for its vibrant nightlife, with Roosevelt Avenue being a hub of activity. Chief Maddrey highlighted the recent uptick in crime in the 115th precinct, where major crime has risen by 18% compared to the same period last year. Notably, robbery has increased by nearly 50%, felony assaults by 13%, burglary by 70%, and grand larceny by 15%.

Author: CrimeDoor

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