NEW YORK – A police officer in Brooklyn has fatally shot a man who the NYPD says was brandishing a fake pistol near a school.
Police said they received a 911 call Monday afternoon from a parent reporting a man with a handgun near an elementary school.
They say that when officers arrived, the 22-year-old man pointed the phony gun at them during in a confrontation on the street outside the school. A uniformed officer responded by firing three shots.
The man was pronounced dead at the hospital. His name was not immediately released.