A dispute between a landlord and his tenant escalated into a shooting and a police standoff in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Monday afternoon.
The tenant, is a 51-year-old retired NYPD officer, according to ABC 7. He allegedly shot his 45-year-old landlord outside the three-family home, then went back inside with the gun around 2:35 p.m., the NYPD said.
The name of the victim and the alleged shooter were not immediately released. The initial report by the NYPD had said the victim died, but later reports said he was in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital Center.
The killing came two weeks after a landlord in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx was charged with fatally stabbing his tenant over late rent payments.
Police swarmed the scene after the shooting, at the intersection of McGuinness Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue. The suspect had barricaded himself for about an hour before police took him into custody.
“We saw a police officer go and knock on a window at 185 Greenpoint, and we saw the guy come out with a gun, and at that point we all hit the ground,” a witness told NBC 4.
The investigation is ongoing.