Suspect wounded in police-involved shooting in East Harlem

A suspect was shot and wounded in a confrontation with police early Sunday in East Harlem.

Monet's younger brother, Michael Schultz was lying on the ground bleeding next to a stretcher. Cell phone video obtained exclusively by Eyewitness News was taken seconds after two NYPD officers opened fire, shooting the 23-year-old, officials say because he pointed a 22-caliber revolver at them.

"We were just drinking with him, and all this happened," said a friend of Schultz, who didn't want to be named.

The friend was with Schultz and several others around 2:00 Sunday morning outside of the Washington Houses. There was an argument, police responded, and within seconds, things escalated.

Friends say Schultz, who just got out of jail May 13th on a weapons charge, ran across the grassy area, and the officers followed.
Several witnesses say they did not see a weapon in Schultz' hands, but officials not only say there was one but also during the chase, Schultz turned and pointed it at the officers who both opened fire, critically injuring Schultz.

"I heard about 9 and 12 gunshots," says eyewitness Gilbert Ortiz.

"The officers were saying to stop, and 'you're under arrest', and the kid was saying 'no, no, no, okay I give up'," said another witness, "once he ran away from the police officer again, they discharged their weapons."

Schultz was hit multiple times in the leg and torso.

The incident was the second police-involved shooting in recent days. On Friday afternoon, four officers shot and killed a man suspected of taking drugs and cash from a Manhattan pharmacy after the man raised his weapon at them, police said.

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