A man waving a carving knife in Brooklyn was shot by police yesterday after Tasers failed to stop him.
At around 12:45 p.m., four officers arrived at an apartment complex in East Flatbush, entering a home at 1370 New York Ave., where they had been expecting to find a nonviolent individual. Instead, they found 32-year-old Dwayne Jeune wielding a serrated blade more than a foot long.
Chief of Patrol Terry Monahan was surprised to learn Jeune was armed, telling CBS, “The 911 call was for a nonviolent, emotionally disturbed person, and stated that he had no weapons.”
Authorities struck Jeune with a Taser in an attempt to stop him, but their efforts were futile, as he continued to advance. “Both Taser darts hit the body, one in the chest, one in the arm, when it was deployed – the suspect was able to fight through it and keep on moving forward,” Monahan said.
It was then that shots were fired, killing Jeune. The 911 call was originally made by his mother, who told the operator about her son’s abnormal behavior at their apartment.
The New York Daily News reported Jeune was from Guyana and had just been granted citizenship in 2016.