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Argument Between Roommates Leads Police to Shoot Man Armed With Knife: Cops

What to Know

  • A man who stabbed his roommate in both forearms and chased him with a knife was shot by police one time in the torso, officials say
  • The police-involved shooting happened in Brooklyn on Sunday night and both the victim and the suspect are expected to OK
  • Three officers were taken to an area hospital to be evaluated for tinnitus but they have since been released, police say

Police shot a man who stabbed one of his roommates and refused to stop his attack in Brooklyn Sunday, authorities say. 

Police arrived shortly before 9 p.m. when they received a call about a roommate dispute and two men fighting on Shepherd Avenue in Cypress Hills. While police were investigating, the roommate, 31-year-old Francis DeJesus, came into the apartment and stabbed one of his roommates in both forearms, officials said.

The victim ran away from DeJesus, but the suspect chased him with a knife and refused to comply with an officer's command for him to drop the weapon, police said. An officer opened fire and shot him one time in the torso, officials said.

A man who was in a fight with another man and armed with a knife was shot by police in Brooklyn, officials said. Wale Aliyu reports.

Both men were taken to area hospitals. Police said both men were expected to be released some time on Monday. DeJesus faces charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon; attorney information wasn't listed.

Three police officers were taken to an area hospital for tinnitus, but have since been released.

Police recovered the knife, authorities said. 

It was not immediately clear why the roommates were fighting. 

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