During a no-knock raid in the Bronx, a man was fatally shot by police early Tuesday morning.
The man, who police allege was armed with a machete, was shot in an apartment on the third floor of a building at 230 Brook Avenue in the Mott Haven section just after 4:15 a.m., reported ABC7.
Two members of the team went to a rear bedroom where they allegedly found a man holding a machete.
The man, on private property, was ordered to drop the perfectly legal tool, and police claim he refused to comply, so an officer shot him.
The man, in his 50’s or 60s, was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at Lincoln Hospital. He has not been identified and was not the suspect police were looking for.
Another older man who was also in the apartment was taken to the hospital for treatment for unknown causes related to the police action.
As usual, no police officers were injured from their activities that left a man dead.
The warrant was obtained to search for guns and drugs in the apartment.
“They are very dangerous when you do these things,” Joseph Giacalone, a former NYPD Detective Sergeant and instructor at John Jay College, said in reference to n-knock raids.
The initial suspect police were looking for later appeared at the apartment building and was arrested by police.