A suspect is dead after a traffic stop in New Rochelle turned into a confrontation with a gun, police there said early Saturday morning.
Officers stopped a car near Potter Avenue and Pierce Street just before 11 p.m. Friday for what the police later described in a statement as multiple traffic and vehicle violations.
The police department says Kamal Flowers, 24, of New Rochelle, fled the car on foot after the stop. Police gave chase, ultimately firing a Taser to try and stop him.
After a struggle, police said, Flowers pulled a gun and tried to fire on the officers. One officer returned fire, hitting the him once. Flowers died in an ambulance en route to the hospital.
A Ruger 9mm handgun was recovered from Flowers, police said. The driver of the vehicle, a 2019 black Dodge Sedan, fled the scene and is still unaccounted for, according to police.
Both the Westchester County DA's Office and state Attorney General's Office are investigating; neither was immediately available for comment early Saturday.