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Man fatally shot after scuffle with NYC police officers

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 12:  Police tape blocks the area near the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger train carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York that derailed May 12, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least five people were killed and more than 50 others were injured in the crash.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 12: Police tape blocks the area near the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger train carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York that derailed May 12, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least five people were killed and more than 50 others were injured in the crash. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)  (2015 Getty Images)

Police say a 21-year-old Brooklyn man was fatally shot during a skirmish with two police officers in a housing project.

New York housing police Chief James Secreto says the officers — one male, the other female — encountered the man Saturday afternoon on the ninth floor of the Van Dyke Houses in the Brownsville neighborhood. The New York Police Department housing officers were responding to a 911 call reporting a suspicious person.

When they asked for ID, a scuffle ensued, and Secreto says the man grabbed one officer's metal baton and struck both in the head. They then fired.

One suffered a gash, the second contusions. They were in stable condition.

Authorities identified the dead man as Erickson Brito. The officers' names were not released. Police are continuing an investigation.

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