NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Brooklyn man was fatally shot by a police officer at his ex-girlfriend’s Long Island apartment when he refused to drop a knife on Monday, according to officials.
Responding officers were called to the Fairfield Townhouses in Suffolk County around 5:40 p.m. when a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend was drunk and refusing to leave her apartment, police said.
According to police, the woman opened her garage door to allow officers inside.
Once inside 46-year-old Paul Sulkowski approached officers while displaying a knife.
An officer ordered Sulkowski to drop the knife, but he refused, officials said.
The officer then backed out of the garage into the street and instructed Sulkowski drop his weapon once again, from about 500 feet away, police said.
Sulkowski, however, continued inching forward and closed in on the officer who then opened fire, striking him, according to authorities.
Sulkowski was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.