Cops shoot armed suspect in Queens after man points gun while fleeing

Police opened fire on an armed suspect in Queens on Thursday night and he was seriously injured, sources said.

The unidentified suspect fired a gun at officers near 56th Street and Beach Channel Drive in the Rockaways around 8:15 p.m. Thursday, according to law enforcement sources.

Neighborhood Security Team cops chased him and another man on foot, sources said. After one suspect was nabbed, the other fled, pointing a gun at the officers.

Police were pursuing two men near Beach Channel Drive and 56th Street, cops said.


The police arrive on the scene.

The man is said to be in critical condition.


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The police arrive on the scene.

Cops shot a suspect after he pointed a gun at officers, sources said.


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The suspect was punched in the chest before he could pull the trigger, sources say.

The man was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition. His weapon was recovered at the scene.

The NYPD confirmed the shooting and said the investigation would continue.

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