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Officers shoot, kill man who attacked them with police baton: NYPD

The man managed to grab a police baton while fighting with the officers, authorities said.

A man was fatally shot Saturday afternoon while fighting with two officers in a public housing complex in Brooklyn, authorities said.
The two officers were responding to a report of a suspicious man inside a hallway of the Van Dyke I Houses in the Brownsville neighborhood. The officers approached the man and asked for his identification and a "scuffle" ensued, investigators said.
The man, later identified as Erickson Gomez Brito, 21, grabbed a baton from one of the officers and began to strike both officers on the head, police said at a news conference. The two officers, a male and a female, then shot Brito, investigators said.
The male officer suffered a two-inch gash on his head and the female officer sustained several bruises, police said. They were treated a Jamaica Hospital.
Brito, who was shot several times, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident occurred at about1:10 p.m. at 362 Sutter Avenue near Mother Gaston Boulevard.


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