What to Know
- Police officers tried to pull a man over in Brooklyn after they spotted him driving erratically with no headlights on
- The man initially refused to stop, according to police. When officers pulled up behind his car, he got out and pointed a gun at them
- Two of the officers shot at the man, and he is now in critical condition. Police later determined the gun the man pointed was a pellet gun
Two police officers shot a man in Brooklyn after he got out of his car and pointed what they later discovered was a pellet gun at them, the NYPD said.
Three officers were driving in an unmarked vehicle around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday when they spotted a man driving a Toyota Camry in an erratic way with no headlights on near New Lots and Pennsylvania avenues in East New York, police said.
When the officers tried to get the man to pull over, he initially refused to stop, according to police. He eventually stopped abruptly near Van Siclen and New Lots avenue in East New York, police said.
After officers pulled up behind the man's car, he got out of his car holding a gun, the NYPD said.
The man then walked toward the officers and pointed the gun at them, at which point two of the officers shot at him, hitting him three times, police said.
The man was taken to Brookdale Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, according to police.
The gun he pointed at the officers, which was later determined to be a pellet gun, was recovered at the scene, police said.