What to Know
- An armed man was shot and killed by Suffolk County police late Thursday after he ran away from them following a traffic stop
- Officers pulled over the unidentified man in the parking lot of Brentwood LIRR station around 10:20 p.m., police said
- No officers were injured in the incident and an investigation is ongoing
Suffolk County police shot and killed an armed man near an LIRR station in Brentwood late Thursday.
Officers were patrolling the area when they stopped a car in the parking lot of Brentwood LIRR station around 10:20 p.m. The driver grabbed a backpack and then ran away from officers towards 908 Suffolk Avenue, according to SCPD.
The officers attempted to stop the man with a taser but it was "ineffective," police said. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and shots were fired, killing the man.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and he has not been identified, according to police. His handgun was recovered at the scene but it wasn't immediately clear if the man fired any shot.
It was also unclear why police pulled the man over in the first place.
No officers were injured in the incident and an investigation is ongoing.