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Long Island Police Officer Shoots Man During Domestic Call

Police say the man threatened them with a knife

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013  |  Updated 5:55 AM EDT
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LI Officer Shoots Man During Domestic Call

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The suspect allegedly used this gun to shoot at a police officer in Kensington.

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Police on Long Island say an officer shot a man in the chest after a brief chase while responding to a domestic dispute at a housing complex in Deer Park.

Suffolk County Police say the father of 40-year-old Eric Bohlsen called police to say his son, who has psychiatric issues, was threatening him and had not taken his medicine.

When officers arrived, police say Bohlsen ran from the officers and threatened them with a knife. Police say he then returned to the home and was hit with a stun gun and shot once in the chest after he lunged at officers.

Bohlsen was hospitalized in stable condition and was arrested on two outstanding warrants. Additional charges were pending. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.

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