NYPD Shoot Armed 18-Year-Old-Dead In Brooklyn

NYPD Shoot Armed 18-Year-Old-Dead In Brooklyn

Kerry Wise
January 5, 2017

Martino then turned on the officers with his gun in hand, prompting two of the officers to open fire, shooting him in the torso, authorities said.

Owens entered the room where the officers and his sister were and displayed a 13-inch kitchen knife, police said.

In the first incident, a woman called 911 shortly before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to ask for help with her non-violent, emotionally disturbed brother inside of the apartment they shared at E. 99th Street near Avenue J, police said.

Cops shot and killed a knife-wielding man in Canarsie after a stun gun failed to have an effect on a 63-year-old man Tuesday night.

The officers heard gunfire from 990 Atlantic Ave. and went after Martino, said NYPD officials. Upon arrival, officers found the man who had suffered a gunshot wound.

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The man, who has not been identified, died at Brooklyn Hospital sometime before 4:30 a.m. Police recovered the knife at the scene.

After speaking with witnesses, officers arrested a juvenile male in connection with the incident. It was not immediately clear how many times the officers fired. The revolver was recovered from the scene.

Owens was hit in the chest and was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital.

An investigation is ongoing.