Police shot a man after he allegedly hit an officer in the face with a cane Saturday morning in Brooklyn, the NYPD said.
The two officers were on patrol near the elevated Myrtle Avenue subway station in Bed-Stuy at 10:35 a.m. when they reportedly saw Dairon Bledsoe, 27, hitting the hood of their parked patrol car with the cane.
Bledsoe took off running when the officers ordered him to stop. They gave chase, coming to a halt outside of a deli at 874 Broadway.
When the female officer confronted Bledsoe, he broke the cane across her face, police said. He was preparing to deliver another blow when the officer's partner shot him in the upper torso.
Bledsoe was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition and was later arrested. Multiple charges are pending, including felony assault, assault on a police officer, and criminal possession of a weapon.