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Man Dead and Officer Injured After Shooting on Staten Island

Posted December 10, 2018 9:06 a.m. EST
Updated December 10, 2018 9:12 a.m. EST

NEW YORK — Police fatally shot a man holding a 14-inch knife and an officer was shot in the stomach while responding to a report of a domestic dispute on Staten Island on Sunday night, authorities said.

Police received a 911 call shortly before 10 p.m. about a drunk man with a knife near the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Two officers responded and ordered the man to drop the knife, police said.

The man refused and came toward them with it in his hand, police said.

“Shoot me, shoot me, shoot me,” the man told them, according to Dermot F. Shea, chief of detectives for the New York Police Department.

At least one officer fired a stun gun at him but it did not stop him, Shea said. Then the police started shooting, firing at least 10 bullets, he said.

The man, whose name has not been released, was killed. An officer was also struck in the stomach and police were investigating whether he was struck by a fellow officer.

The encounter was recorded on the officers’ body cameras, Shea said.

The injured officer, whose name has not been released, was in stable condition Monday morning, police said.

“This incident is a stark reminder of the dangers and challenges our officers face in the line of duty,” Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said at a news conference early Monday morning.