NYPD Cops Shoot Armed Suspect Malik Williams in Chest After he Opens Fire in Brooklyn – About an hour after a similar police-involved shooting in Queens, an armed man opened fire on an NYPD officer in Brooklyn on Saturday night, prompting the officer to shoot the man.
Around 7:40 p.m., the suspect named Malik Williams by law enforcement sources had fled a traffic stop in Downtown Brooklyn on foot before leading an officer on a chase that covered more than three blocks, according to police. Officials announced during a press conference on Saturday night that a car with several passengers was pulled over at Flatbush Avenue and Nevins Street after police saw it violate traffic laws.
According to officials, after discussing with the occupants for around seven or eight minutes, police ordered everyone to leave the car. At that point, according to authorities, Williams sped away from the driver’s seat and led a pursuit over Flatbush Avenue.
The individual turns around near Rockwell Place and Lafayette Avenue, displays a gun, and fires several shots at the officer, according to Chief of Patrol Jeffrey Maddrey.
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The officer pulls his gun, exchanges gunfire with the guy, and then strikes him in the chest. Police claimed Williams later passed away at a hospital. According to the NYPD, police were treated for ringing in their ears but were unharmed by the shooting. According to authorities, the suspect’s gun was found on the scene.
A Cambria Heights man who had called 911 and threatened to kill Gov Kathy Hochul and police officers was shot and killed by police shortly before the event, according to officials. Raul Hardy, 60, allegedly fired shots at police, prompting them to open fire on him, according to law enforcement sources. In that altercation, no officers were injured.