Cops shoot BB gun­man

New York Post - - NEWS - Larry Celona, C.J. Sullivan

Brook­lyn cops shot a man bran­dish­ing a weapon that turned out to be a BB gun on Thurs­day night, of­fi­cials said.

Of­fi­cers re­sponded to a 911 call of an armed man in­side Zaid Deli at 3323 Church Ave. in East Flat­bush at 10:06 p.m., said NYPD Chief of Pa­trol Ter­ence Mon­a­han.

They chased him north on East 34th Street, or­dered him to drop the gun and shot him in the leg when he didn’t, cops said. The wounded man kept run­ning be­fore of­fi­cers caught him in­side 189 E. 34th St. and re­cov­ered his weapon — which turned to be a BB gun, Mon­a­han said.

The sus­pect was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion at Kings County Hospi­tal.

Po­lice said one shot was fired, but one neigh­bor­hood res­i­dent ob­served, “I heard . . . a bunch of gun­shots.”


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