Sources from the police department reported that in Staten Island, a gunman was arrested on Sunday after police opened fire on him when he refused to drop his weapon. This incident marks the fourth police-involved shooting in New York City over the past four days.
The police were called to Bowen St. and Sobel Court in Fox Hills at approximately 3:50 p.m. after reports of shots fired.
When they arrived, they found an armed man who did not comply with orders to surrender his gun. Eventually, an officer fired their weapon, and the suspect was apprehended without further incident.
A sizable crime scene was established, with at least three shell casings observed. Fortunately, no one was injured during the altercation.
No further information regarding Sunday’s incident is currently available.
Last week, there was a series of startling police-involved shootings that occurred within just a few hours. According to the police, a 78-year-old man from Brooklyn who answered the door with a gun in his hand was fatally shot by two NYPD officers on Thursday afternoon.
Later that same day, authorities reported that a man pointing a gun at them on the catwalk of elevated tracks by a Bronx subway station was shot and injured by cops. It was later discovered that the weapon was made of plastic but lacked an orange tip, according to a criminal complaint.
Remie Sanchez, the suspect, appeared in court and was charged with offenses such as unlawful possession or use of an imitation pistol. Following his court appearance, he was released under supervision, as reported by the Bronx district attorney’s office on Sunday.
Also on Thursday, a suspect who had stabbed a church security guard in Jamaica, Queens, advanced toward the police with a knife and was subsequently shot.