Police opened fire on a Bronx man outside a club in the early morning hours Friday when he refused to drop what they thought was a weapon. It turned out to be an imitation gun.
A Bronx man was shot 10 times by police officers outside a club early morning Friday when he refused to drop what appeared to be a gun.
The man, 21-year-old Mamadou Valve, was allegedly seen with a weapon as people were leaving a party shortly before 3 a.m. at a club at the intersection of Jerome and Cromwell avenues in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, sources tell NBC New York.
Police officers, who were in the area responding to a call for a large fight, asked Valve to drop the gun. When he refused, officers opened fire, shooting at him 18 times.
Ten of the shots hits Valve, sources said.
Valve was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
No police officers were injured in the gunfire.
The weapon Valve had in his possession was found to be an imitation 9-mm Beretta pistol.