Officers Kill Pellet Gun-Wielding Robbery Suspect in Bushwick

By Tara Lynn Wagner

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) is investigating after police shoot and kill a man suspected of holding up a bodega in Brooklyn with what appeared to be a gun.

It happened around 12:45 Sunday morning at the Garden Deli and Grill on Starr Street near Irving Avenue in Bushwick.

Investigators responding to a 911 call about a robbery found the man walking down the street and approached him.

They say that’s when he pointed what they thought was a gun at police…compelling them to open fire and shoot him multiple times.

A deli worker tells us the man threatened to kill him during the robbery.

“He tells me bag it up again or I’m going to kill you,” the clerk said. “After I bag it up I tell him take whatever you like. Money, whatever you like. Please don’t kill me.”

“It’s not even worth it like pull a gun on someone try to kill them for a couple of beers. It’s not even worth it.”

The suspect was taken to Woodhull Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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SOURCE: NY1

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.