NYPD Officers Take Down Man Pointing Gun at Rival

May 13, 2024
Three NYPD officers were coming up on a corner in Brooklyn in an unmarked cruiser when they saw a 33-year-old suspect pull out a handgun and point it at another person.

By Rocco Parascandola, Roni Jacobson and John Annese

Source New York Daily News

NYPD cops shot an armed man to death during a confrontation on a Brooklyn street early Sunday.

Three uniformed cops were approaching the corner of E. 52nd St. and Church Ave. in East Flatbush in a marked police vehicle when they came upon a man, identified by his friends and family as Christian Emile, pointing a gun at a rival just before 1:20 a.m., NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey told reporters.

The cops — two officers and a sergeant from the 67th Precinct — ordered Emile to drop the gun, the chief said.

When Emile, 33, instead ran from the sidewalk to the street, near a deli on Church Ave., one of the officers fired a Taser at him, briefly stunning him, Maddrey said.

“He still had the gun in his hand,” Maddrey said. “He runs back to the sidewalk and runs back toward 52nd St.”

The officers again yelled at him to drop his gun, then opened fire, mortally wounding him, Maddrey said.

The cops performed “lifesaving measures” on Emile until medics took him to Kings County Hospital, where he died shortly after, Maddrey said.

About 30 mourners, including Emile’s young son, gathered at his Brooklyn home Thursday night.

“He was a great guy,” said a friend who only identified himself as Jason. “A protector of his family. It’s a tragedy.”

Emile served multiple prison stints for robbery and was first incarcerated in December 2007, when he was just 16 years old, records show.

In 2021, he was locked up again for robbery, serving just over two months before he was released on parole.

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