NYPD Says Suspect Shot and Killed Saturday Morning Was Armed with a Screwdriver, Threatening His Mother

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qns_police_involvedshootingpkgcc22930042125736jpgA man armed with a screwdriver was shot and killed by police in Queens early Saturday morning.

Cops say they responded to calls around 3 a.m. of a woman screaming for help at an apartment near Westgate and Thurston streets in Springfield Gardens.

Investigators say the officers found a 28-year-old man threatening his mother with a screwdriver.

When he refused orders to drop the weapon, officers say they physically tried to take it away from him and freed his mom in the process.

“During that struggle, officers deployed a Taser,” said NYPD Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan. “The Taser did not strike the suspect. The struggle continued to ensue with the suspect who was still armed with a weapon. During the struggle, two officers discharge one round each striking the suspect.”

The man was shot in the leg and shoulder and taken to Jamaica Hospital where was pronounced dead.

The two officers were not injured in the incident.

Source: NY1 Online

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