Nassau County police shot and killed a suspect they were pursuing along a Queens street, according to law enforcement.
Officers from the Long Island police department were conducting an investigation early Tuesday evening when the pursuit occurred, police sources said. The chase ended in Cambria Heights when the suspect's car crashed into the side of a building at 217th Street and Linden Boulevard.
Police then shot and killed the suspect, who has not been identified.
Those in the area described the sounds as similar to a backfiring car, and many came outside to see what the disturbance was about.
"I was with my daughter at McDonald’s. I heard a bang, I heard the shots," said witness Laron Moreno-Josephs. "I seen everyone running towards, by the time I ran to it I heard everyone yelling, 'Why’d you have to shoot him?'"
No NYPD officers were involved in the shooting, but a slew of officers from the department responded to the scene, along with members of the Nassau County Police Department.
The department released limited details regarding the shooting Tuesday night.
It was not clear what immediately led up to the investigation and shooting.