NYPD Officer Shoots Man Threatening Police With Knife in the Bronx - NBC New York

NYPD Officer Shoots Man Threatening Police With Knife in the Bronx



    Police Shoot 25-Year-Old Man Waving Knife in Bronx: NYPD

    A 25-year-old man was shot and injured by an NYPD officer Wednesday morning after the suspect refused to put a knife down and threatened himself and officers, police say. Tracie Strahan reports. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016)

    What to Know

    • Police say 25-year-old Carlos Colon threatened to kill himself and officers at an apartment building in Throggs Neck Wednesday morning

    • Police shot Colon once with a Taser and once in the leg with a gun but he refused to comply; he was shot again with a Taser and arrested

    • Colon may have been on drugs at the time and police expected to conduct a search warrant at the apartment Wednesday

    An NYPD officer shot and injured a 25-year-old man waving a knife at officers in the Bronx, police say.

    Officers had responded to an area of Throggs Neck earlier Tuesday night after receiving information about violence between two gangs. They beefed up units in the area and made a gun arrest around 9 p.m.

    Just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, officers ran into the 25-year-old man, later identified as Carlos Colon. Police said he was grabbing his side and appeared to have something in his hand. Colon ran into 2755 Dewey Ave. with four officers and two sergeants chasing him.

    Police cornered Colon on the seventh floor of the Throggs Neck Houses building. That's when authorities say he held a knife to his throat and began to cut his wrist while threatening to kill himself. After that, he allegedly threatened the officers with the knife.

    A 45th precinct plain clothes sergeant fired a Taser gun at Colon but he ripped the dart out and moved towards the officers again, according to Asst. Chief Larry Nikunen.

    A female housing officer then shot Colon with a gun once in his upper right thigh but he still refused to comply, Nikunen said. 

    The plain clothes sergeant fired the Taser at him again and officers were then able to take him into custody. 

    Colon was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Police believe he may have been on drugs when officers confronted him.  

    None of the officers were reported injured.

    Police say Colon is from Puerto Rico and has been in the U.S. for four years. His girlfriend apparently kicked him out of the apartment earlier in the night.

    Authorities plan to execute a search warrant at the Dewey Avenue apartment sometime Wednesday morning.

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