NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police shot and critically injured a man wielding an “imitation firearm” in the Bronx early Saturday.
Officers were responding to a 911 call about a man armed with a gun when they approached the man near East 167th Street and Findlay Avenue in the Concourse Village section.
Police said they ordered the man to show his hands and he pointed what appeared to be a firearm at them around 12:45 a.m.
Two officers shot at the man, hitting him in the torso, according to police.
Police requested an ambulance and the man was taken to an area hospital. He was in critical condition Saturday, the NYPD said.
“Two uniformed officers discharged their weapons, striking the suspect in the torso. The officers immediately rendered aid to the suspect and requested an ambulance to the scene,” NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo said.
The officers were also taken to an area hospital to be evaluated. They’re expected to be OK.
The NYPD said an “imitation firearm” was recovered at the scene. They tweeted a photo of the fake weapon with a blade attachment.
Police said the altercation was captured on police body cameras. The NYPD is investigating the incident.