On Monday, February 15, 2016, at approximately 3:43 p.m., at the corner of Tinton Avenue and 165 Street in the confines of the 42 Precinct while patrolling in a marked police vehicle three officers were notified by a passing motorist who just witnessed a male in possession of a firearm. The motorist who was traveling southbound on Tinton Avenue at 165 Street provided a description and stated the male was in the vicinity of Tinton Avenue and 166 Street. The three officers proceeded northbound on Tinton Avenue and observed the suspect opposite 1071 Tinton Avenue with a firearm in his hand. After repeated requests to drop the firearm two of the officers discharged their weapons striking the suspect one time in the right upper arm. The suspect a male, 29 years old was transported to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition. The three responding officers were transported to Jacobi Hospital for evaluation. A .22 caliber Ruger pistol was recovered at the scene. Charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing.
The video prior to the suspect’s encounter with the police.
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