Police fatally shoot armed man in Chelsea eyeglass shop who was allegedly resisting arrest: NYPD

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NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny briefs media after police shot and killed a man at a Chelsea eyeglass store on April 30, 2024.
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NYPD officers shot and killed a 25-year-old armed man in Chelsea on Tuesday who was allegedly resisting arrest.

Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said that two NYPD officers and a Department of Homeland Security investigator spotted the man—a suspect in an assault earlier this month—near the Maximeyes glasses store at 24th Street and 7th Avenue in Chelsea at about 2:43 p.m. Tuesday.

After they identified themselves, Kenny said the man ran into the store and resisted when officers tried to place him under arrest. According to Kenny, he ultimately brandished a 40-caliber Bersa handgun, leading to the officers opening fire at him.

The man was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead. The Homeland Security investigator sustained a gash to his head and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The incident remains under investigation by the NYPD and a Homeland Security investigative task force.

The shooting comes as the NYPD faces scrutiny over its application of deadly force, particularly following the shooting death of 19-year-old Win Rozario as he suffered a mental health crisis at his home in Queens.

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