Wanted Man Shot by Cops in Queens

The 30-year-old suspect was hit in the torso, but is expected to survive.

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012  |  Updated 1:22 PM EDT
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Wanted Man Shot by Cops in Queens

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A suspect wanted by police was shot in by officers in Queens Village Friday. He's expected to survive.

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A man wanted for a shooting earlier this month was shot and wounded by police during an encounter in Queens Friday night.

Police say the 30-year-old suspect, Tasheen Walker, was hit in the torso, but is expected to survive. He was taken to North Shore Manhasset Hospital. 

Police said three plainclothes officers were in Queens Village at about 8:45 p.m. trying to apprehend Walker for a shooting in Queens April 8. The officers spotted him sitting in a car, but as they approached Walker, he got out of the car and started running, police said.

The officers chased after him, and at some point, Walker turned and pointed a loaded gun in their direction, police said. One of the detectives fired his gun, hitting Walker.

Authorities do not believe Walker fired any shots, and said they recovered his gun at the scene. No police officers were injured.

Walker has prior arrests for drug possession, robbery and assault, police said. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing in Friday's incident.
 

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