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Police exchange fire with suspect in Elmhurst; $12K reward offered


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Updated Monday, June 23, 10:05 a.m.

Police in Elmhurst exchanged gunfire with a man who had been shooting at another man, officials said.

No one was hurt in the gunfire, which broke out around 2 a.m. Saturday.

A sergeant and police officer, both in uniform and in a marked police car, were responding to a trespassing call when they saw a man chasing another man and firing shots at him at Lamont Avenue and Forley Street.

The cops jumped from their car and ordered the man to drop the gun, but instead he turned on them, raised the weapon and shot at them, police said.

The officers returned fire, but no one was hit in the exchange, cops said.

The gunman is described as 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and with a medium build. When he fled, he left behind a .22 caliber pistol, according to police

There is a $12,000 combined reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the crime, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Man dead in police shooting on GCP


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A man was shot dead by police this morning on the Grand Central Parkway and two others are in custody.

The shooting occurred at 5 a.m. near exit 7 shutting down the highway during morning rush hour.

Police fired at the suspect, hitting him once in the abdomen, police said. According to the New York Times, the suspect was unarmed.  The 22 year old was taken to New York Hospital Queens where he was pronounced dead, according to reports.

The  Times report also indicates the car was pulled over after it twice cut off police vehicles.

NBC New York reported police mistakenly believed the man had a gun.

Two other men that were with the suspect in a black Honda have been taken into custody, reports said.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

Police shoot and kill Queens man who stabbed himself, wife


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Police shot and killed a man wielding a knife, after he had stabbed his wife and himself, according to officials.

The incident occurred at 8:30 p.m. on 223rd Place in Oakland Gardens on Thursday, when police received a call of a 50-year-old man stabbing himself.

When police arrived, his wife, identified by neighbors as Sharon, was bleeding from stab wounds from her neck and chest.

Police ordered the man to drop the knife, and when he refused, officers shot him in the chest, police said.

“I heard one shot, then two rapid fire,” said local Michael Yonkolowitz.

The suspect was taken to North Shore Hospital in Manhasset where he was pronounced dead.

Sharon was also transported to the hospital and is listed in critical condition, according to officials.

Residents say Sharon lived in the rental home, at 61st Avenue and 224th Street, for two decades, along with a teenage daughter, and that they are “lovely, wonderful people.”

“It’s not a family you would ever think [this would happen to],” neighbors said.