What to Know
- Police shot and killed a man in Queens early Friday; he was thought to be a suspect in a shooting that happened less than an hour before
- Cops say they spotted a man in his 20s who fit the description of a suspect involved in a shooting that took place at a bodega around 2 a.m.
- The suspect opened fire on police when they locked eyes, authorities say; they returned fire. No officers were hurt
A man who was shot and killed by police early Friday morning in Jamaica, Queens, was believed to be a suspect involved in a shooting less than an hour before his deadly encounter with officers, the NYPD says.
Police say they spotted a man in his 20s who fit the description of a suspect involved in a shooting that took place around 1:50 a.m. at a bodega less than half a mile away on Sutphin Boulevard. The suspect allegedly shot a 26-year-old man multiple times in his torso, leaving him with serious injuries, police said.
Shortly after, the suspect locked eyes with officers who were in an unmarked car at Brinkerhoff Avenue and 156th Street and opened fired towards them, NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said.
The officers returned fire, shooting the suspect in the head, according to police. A gun was recovered at the scene and the man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
No officers were injured in the shooting, an NYPD spokesperson told News 4.
Neither the suspect or the victim have been identified but police say they were both known to the NYPD.