The chase started just before 11 a.m. after the bull escaped from a nearby slaughterhouse. Officials quickly cornered it in a backyard on Marsden Street in Jamaica.
While officers were clearing the block in the event the bull escaped again, they managed to sedate the bull using darts. But the determined bull broke free again.
It went on a run through the neighborhood, with police not far behind trying to corner it.
Watch video of the bull chasing after people here:
Watch live coverage showing police chase the bull through the city:
More than an hour later, police cornered the bull again and sedated it. It was in the process of being taken to a local animal shelter, but didn't survive for long.
Animal Care Centers said the bull arrived at their Brooklyn facility dead on arrival.
The animal was given two different drugs during the attempted capture:
1. Darts - a tranquilizer called Ketaset, which was administered by ESU
2.Poll syringe - 1cc of Xylazine, which was administered by the NYPD mounting division
Here is additional video showing the cow running around Queens: