Man Shot After Wielding ‘Object’ at Cops

A man was shot dead by police officers who were responding to a call of a person aiming a “silver handgun at people” on Utica Avenue.


Police received multiple 911 calls of a “man aiming a silver handgun at people,” all along Utica Avenue in Crown Heights. Officers caught up with a man matching the description near Montgomery Street and opened fire after “he took a shooters stance” at officers.

According to Terence Monahan, the NYPD’s Chief of Patrol, The incident occurred at 4:40pm, when the NYPD receive “several 911 calls reporting a man pointing a silver firearm at people on the street.”

“There is video from commercial establishments along Utica Avenue that shows a man brandishing what appears to be a firearm, pointing it a people.”

Chief Monahan then showed a video screen grab [see below] of the suspect menacing random people on the street.

“Officers responded to the corner of Utica and Montgomery where they encountered the suspect matching the description provided by the 911 callers. The suspect then took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at the officers – two of whom were in uniform.”

“This is all corroborated by the videos that we have reviewed on the scene.

“Four officers discharged weapons striking the suspect. Officers immediately rendered aid to the suspect and requested an ambulance, the suspect was transported to Kings County Hospital when he was deceased.”

Chief Monahan then showed a photo of the object, and described it as a “a pipe with some sort of knob on the end of it.”

Hundreds of police officers flooded the area, under a response protocol called a “lever three mobilization” which calls officers from all five boroughs to respond, presumably in an effort to quell any unrest.

False reports of rioting circulated on social media, but a Crown Heights Shomrim coordinator reported that “we were on scene shortly after the incident and observed police shutting down the area and investigating the incident. There was no unrest that we observed outside of a gathered crowd of onlookers.”

According to witnesses the man was known on the avenue as emotionally disturbed, but has never harmed anyone.

The area remains shutdown as police officer process the scene of the incident.

The suspect in a “shooting stance” aiming at random people before being confronted by police officers.
The suspect take a “shooting stance” in the direction of police officers.
The object wielded by the suspect.


    • 4. Milhouse wrote:

      Yes, he does. If he gives every appearance of threatening people’s lives, it’s the right and duty of everyone who can do so to save those people by shooting him.

  • 6. Fishel wrote:

    And the ticket blitz that follows…either way don’t text and drive

  • 7. Self Defense wrote:

    Daily News is stating that police shot the man after seeing what only looked like a shower object.
    Daily News is also reporting witnesses did not see gun and only saw something in his jacket.

    How many people in Brooklyn call police after complaining that someone has something in their pocket? The screen grabs above also rebuts the accusation that police shot him after seeing what appeared to be only a shower head.

    In the past few years, there were several knife attacks by the mentally ill against members of the community. If a person points what appears to be a gun or knife at a police officer, a police officer has a right to self defense, just like the attack at 770.

    Daily News, from 10.45 pm 04/04/18

  • 8. Anonymous wrote:

    I think the police in new york and especially Brooklyn are overly zealous. They should be trained to differentiate between harmless mentally ill people and dangerous people.

    • 9. Milhouse wrote:

      Really? What is the difference? A mentally ill person who is threatening people with what looks for all the world like a gun is a dangerous person.

  • 10. Mechalel shabes befarhesiye wrote:

    I imagine his intention was “suicide by cop”

  • 12. Uncle Mendel wrote:

    Pathetic. The police appear desperate to defend their actions.Who are the criminals and who are the good guys?

    • 13. Milhouse wrote:

      The criminals are those who deliberately try to kill innocent people. The crazy are those who act like they’re trying to kill innocent people. The good guys are those who take reasonable actions to defend themselves and others, in both cases, because they’re not mind-readers.

      (Actually even if they had been mind-readers it might not have helped, because this person probably thought his pipe was a gun.)

  • 14. Annette L Mims Franklin wrote:

    These pokicr sre not properly trained to deal with the mentally ill, there motto shot first ask questions later.

    • 15. Milhouse wrote:

      They are not social workers. Their job is to protect people from those who would kill them, regardless of whether those would-be killers are crazy or sane.

    • 18. Milhouse wrote:

      Were they close enough to use one?

      And what if they’d tried it and it didn’t stop him, and he’d used the extra time to kill someone; what would you say then? Tasers are not for active shooter situations, which is what they had here.

  • 19. Katharina wrote:

    Very Well said. I am deeply shocked to know that my neighbor and wonderful man whom I had the pleasure of delivering his mail to his business. His talent was amazing, I have this wonderful calendar he made for me with his fantastic artwork which I love and will cherish. My heartfelt sympathy I send to the wonderful Monahan family. I am sorry for your loss. RIP Mike. Heaven has gained another angel.

  • 20. Joshua wrote:

    I interacted with this guy before. He was definatly off his meds. Who can force a grown person to take meds ?

  • 21. think about it from their perspective wrote:

    how are they suppused to know hes not ok and not a threat. all they see is a guy holding what looks like a gun at them. imagine you were a cop and someone held something that looks like a gun towards you. you wouldent shoot


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