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Officers Shoot Suspect Who Pointed Gun: NYPD



    Officers Shoot Suspect Who Pointed Gun: NYPD
    The NYPD says two officers fired at a suspect who pointed a gun at them in East Harlem.This photograph of a gun (inset) was provided by the NYPD after the shooting early Sunday.

    Two officers shot and wounded a man who the NYPD said pointed a gun at them in East Harlem early Sunday, authorities said.

    Police said they responded to a 911 call about 2 a.m. about a large disorderly group and a man with a firearm at the Washington Houses on East 102nd Street. According to the police, the suspect ran away when they arrived. During the ensuing chase, they say, the suspect turned and pointed a .22-caliber revolver at the officers and they fired.

    The suspect, 23-year-old Michael Shultz, was hit several times and was taken to the hospital in critical-but-stable condition.

    He is charged with two counts each of attempted assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing a police officer. It isn't known if he has an attorney.

    It was one of three police-involved shootings in New York City in recent days.

    On Sunday evening, police shot and killed a 39-year-old man who allegedly lunged at officers with scissors at an apartment in Brooklyn. Officers went to the apartment after getting a call about a 30-year-old woman who had been stabbed in the shoulder. 

    On Friday afternoon, four officers shot and killed 45-year-old Scott Kato, suspected of taking drugs and cash from a Manhattan pharmacy, after he allegedly raised his weapon at them, police said. 

    Kato was shot while alone in a car that got stuck in traffic beneath an underpass of FDR Drive at 96th Street following the robbery some 30 blocks away.

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