The police are saying that they shot a civilian earlier today during a struggle over a handgun in Brooklyn. Three plainclothes anti-crime officers spotted a man who apparently fit the description of a robbery suspect.
Details are very sketchy, but the police are saying the officers pulled over at 33rd Street and 5th Avenue at about 12:15 p.m. The suspect approached the cop in the driver’s seat and showed a handgun. The man and the officer fought over the gun. An officer in the back seat jumped out of the car and fired one shot, hitting the suspect. The unnamed suspect was taken to Lutheran Hospital, where he was declared dead.