Police Involved Shooting

Published on April 01, 2020, 7:54 am
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On Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at approximately 0359 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a male with a knife at the corner of Zerega Avenue and Westchester Avenue, within the confines of the 45th Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, uniformed officers from the 45th Precinct encountered a 55-year-old male possessing a knife and what appeared to be a firearm. The officers gave the suspect multiple verbal demands to drop the weapons, at which time the male continued to approach and menace the officers. Two officers discharged their service weapons, striking the suspect in the torso.

EMS responded to the location and transported the male suspect to NYC Health & Hospitals / Jacobi in stable condition. EMS also transported the two officers to Westchester Square Hospital for treatment and observation, both in stable condition, where they were treated and released.

The suspect is in custody with charges pending and the weapons he possessed were recovered from the scene.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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