Man with real-looking BB gun shot by police in Brooklyn

A man was shot by police in Brooklyn after he allegedly pointed a real-looking BB gun at officers.

February 6, 2010 7:57:49 PM PST
Police officers responding to a call in Brooklyn shot and wounded a 61-year-old man who authorities said was carrying a BB gun that appeared to be a real weapon. Officers were responding to a call that a man with a gun was walking through Bushwick.

The incident happened at around 1 a.m. Saturday on Linden Street between Myrtle Avenue and Wyckoff Avenue.

Investigators say when officers arrived, the James Crockett refused to drop the gun and then pointed the weapon at police.

One of the officers shot the Crockett in the chest and thigh.

The weapon turned out to be a BB gun.

Crockett is listed in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital.

He has been charged with criminal possession of a disguised gun and menacing a police officer.