Parolee, 24, armed with two guns is shot dead by NYPD officers after opening fire on them as they tried to arrest him for prior shooting
- Two NYPD officers were involved in shooting at intersection of 144th Avenue and 182nd Street in Queens Thursday
- Members of NYPD’s Violent Felony Warrants Squad were trying to serve a warrant when man armed with two guns shot at them
- Cops returned fire, striking suspect in the chest and arm; he later died at Jamaica Hospital
- Police described the deceased as a 24-year-old parolee wanted in connection to September shooting that injured four people
A man was shot and killed during a gun battle with NYPD officers in Queens this afternoon after allegedly opening fire on them as they tried to arrest him in connection with a quadruple shooting.
According to police, gunfire erupted at 12.30pm on Thursday at the intersection of 144th Avenue and 182nd Street in the Springfield Gardens section of Queens.
NYPD Chief of Department Terrance Monahan said during a press briefing that two officers from the Violent Felony Warrants Squad from the were staking out a home after receiving a tip that a suspect wanted for shooting four people last month was staying at that address.
The Springfield Gardens section of Queens became the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Thursday afternoon
NYPD CSI Unit officers are pictured gathering evidence at the intersection of 144th Avenue and 182nd Street
Police were possibly responding to a domestic violence situation when they were involved in a confrontation
A white Audi is seen crashed into the back of a black Chevy SUV in the middle of the road at the scene of the shooting
They observed a 24-year-old man matching the description of the suspect get into a white Audi Q5 and drive away.
The officers followed him for less than a mile before the Audi crashed into a black Chevy belonging to a car service.
The 24-year-old, who was out on parole, got out of his wrecked car and fled on foot for two blocks.
Following the brief chase, Monahan said the man faced off against the pursuing officers, holding two guns in his hands.
The chief said the suspect ignored numerous commands to drop the weapons and shot at the officers at least four times.
Police asked the public to avoid the area pending the completion of the investigation
The officers involved in the shooting were also hospitalized to be treated for tinnitus
A total of seven officers who were at the scene returned fire, striking the gun-toting man in the chest and the arm.
The wounded suspect was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition, and he died of his injuries a short time later. His name has not been released as of late afternoon.
Police recovered the suspect’s two handguns at the scene.
The officers involved in the shooting were also hospitalized to be treated for tinnitus.
Chief Monahan said the suspect had a lengthy criminal record with multiple felony convictions, including for weapons possession.