Man shot multiple times after drawing revolver on cops: NYPD

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Police said the man took a gun in his hand and pointed it at the two pursuing officers, prompting both of them to fire their own guns at the suspect.
Credit: NYPD

Police shot an unidentified man on Sunday after he allegedly pulled out a revolver and pointed it at officers during a chase on foot in East Harlem.

Authorities said that two uniformed officers showed up to the George Washington Houses on East 102 Street at around 2 a.m. The cops were responding to a 911 call regarding a disorderly group that included a man with a gun.

The officers reportedly began to question one particular man in front of the Manhattan housing projects when he started to run away on foot. At some point, the police noticed a gun on the 23-year-old suspect and began to chase after the man.

Police said the man took a gun in his hand and pointed it at the two pursuing officers, prompting both of them to fire their own guns at the suspect.

The suspect was shot multiple times about his body and taken to Weill-Cornell Medical Center; investigators found a .22 caliber revolver after the chase.

Despite some media reports, police said Sunday morning that man was still alive and recovering in the hospital.

No charges have been filed against the suspect, although the investigation is considered ongoing.

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