Deadly police shooting in Brooklyn

July 13, 2008 7:02:48 AM PDT
An unidentified 20-year-old man was shot dead by police after he allegedly opened fire on them. The incident happened at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday on Hancock Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Two officers and a sergeant were on patrol when they saw a man running down the street with a gun in his hand.

The officers ordered the man to stop. Police say the man fired at the officers and they returned fire, striking him.

The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not identified.

A weapon was recovered.


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