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Man shot, killed by police in Brooklyn neighborhood

Man shot, killed by police in Brooklyn neighborhood

He told reporters that they fired a total of 10 rounds at Vassell.

Three of the four officers who fired at Vassell were not in uniform, Monahan said. "When we encounter him, he turns with what appears to be a gun at the officers". None of the officers were wearing body cameras, he said. It was only after the shooting that they found Mr. Vassell was carrying a metal pipe, not a gun.

Vassell lived just around the corner from where the shooting took place.

When officers arrived at the corner of Utica Avenue and Montgomery Street, they encountered Vassell, who matched the description provided by the 911 callers.

"It's not a crime scene!" "If you saw him, he'd always be in a laughing mood".

Pictured, Brooklyn man, Saheed Vassell.

Saheed Vassell had no access to guns and suffered from bipolar disorder, his father told the station.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a news conference Thursday that the incident was "a tragedy by any measure".

Schneiderman spokeswoman Amy Spitalnick says in a statement that the office is committed to "an independent, comprehensive and fair investigation".

Vassell had a 15-year-old son with former partner Sherlan Smith, 36.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he died.

Andre Wilson, 38, told the Daily News that he had known the victim for 20 years, describing him as a quirky neighbourhood character. It also shows him walking up to someone who was with a young child. "They should not train them to kill".

The New York Police Department has reached a settlement with New Jersey Muslim groups who accused officers of illegal surveillance of mosques, student groups and businesses after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to court documents filed on Thursday.

'They just hopped out of the vehicle.

"It's nearly like they did a hit", one told The Daily News. "They say it's a gun; it's silver", said one caller. "We've got to recognize if they believe they are in immediate matter of life-and-death to the people in the surrounding area, that's an exceedingly hard, tense split-second decision that has to be made". NYPD representatives did not immediately respond to questions sent by email Thursday morning. He said Vassell had "a profound mental health problem".

Mr Monahan said CCTV from local stores showed Mr Vassell brandishing an object that looked like a firearm.

There's been a mixture of outrage and defense in response to Vassell's death.

Officers responding to a report of someone breaking windows killed Clark on March 18 in his grandmother's backyard.

The family has demanded a coroner's inquest. Protests over Clark's death have not stopped.

The metal object that police mistook for a firearm at the scene of the fatal shooting in Brooklyn on Wednesday.

Again, per the calls, de Blasio defended the officers. "Let's stay focused on what they did today", he said.

A third caller said the man is holding a gun. They also released partial transcripts of three 911 emergency calls.

"This happened on the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.", she continued, "It's a chilling reminder of how much we have yet to overcome". "We have to stay straight to the facts of this incident today". "This was not lawful policing, it was blatant discrimination against innocent Americans", said Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates which brought the lawsuit jointly with CCR.



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