POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING
At approximately 8:24 a.m. on Oct. 26, police were present in front of 43-32 Kissena Blvd. to conduct a field investigation in regards to a menacing complaint, which originated from New York Hospital Queens.
Earlier in the morning, a 29-year-old male, present at the hospital, threatened personnel with a knife before fleeing the location. At 7:39 a.m., a patrol sergeant and his operator responded to a 911 call at the hospital to investigate the complaint. Pursuant to the investigation at the hospital and while canvassing the area, a suspect fitting the description was observed in front of the above address.
The sergeant and his operator approached the subject on foot. The suspect, holding a utility knife in his hand, confronted one of the officers who had responded. That officer then discharged his service weapon two times, striking the suspect once in the torso. The suspect was transported via EMA to NYHQ, where he was pronounced dead.
The three officers and the sergeant were also transported via EMS to NYHQ for treatment of tinnitus. There were no other injuries reported as a result of the incident.