Off-duty officer shoots knife-wielding man in Queens

June 29, 2010 3:31:33 AM PDT
An off-duty correction officer shot a man during a dispute in the Jamaica section of Queens Tuesday morning.

The men got into the dispute, possibly over a parking spot, at the intersection of Sutphin Boulevard and Yates Road just after 1 a.m.

The off-duty officer said the other man produced a knife and lunged at him.

He said he told the man to drop the knife and when he did not, he shot him once in the chest.

The wounded man was taken to Jamaica Medical Center in stable condition.