BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – A man was shot and killed by Suffolk County Police in Brentwood on Thursday night after pulling a gun on two officers, authorities say.
The two officers were on patrol when they stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of the Brentwood LIRR station around 10:20 p.m.
Police say the driver of that vehicle took off on foot with a backpack and that the officers chased him down Suffolk Avenue.
The officers deployed a taser on the man near 908 Suffolk Ave., but it was ineffective.
That’s when police say the man pulled a handgun and the officers opened fire, striking him.
The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A handgun was recovered from the scene, according to police.
The officers were not injured.
Suffolk County Police homicide detectives are investigating the shooting.