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Off-duty corrections officer fatally shoots robbery suspect in Queens

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Kristin Thorne reports from Ozone Park, where an off-duty correction officer shot and killed a robbery suspect. (WABC)

Authorities are investigating the death of a man in Queens allegedly shot and killed by a New York State corrections officer.

Police say the suspect walked up to a group of men standing with their motorcycles in Ozone Park and pointed a gun, demanding they turn over the keys to the motorcycles.

When officers arrived, they found the suspect lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head.

He later died at Jamaica Hospital.

It happened at about 10:30 Saturday night on Rockaway Boulevard and 95th Avenue.

Police confirm that the man who fired the fatal shot was an off-duty New York State corrections officer.

Authorities are not releasing his name, or that of the suspect.


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