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Remarks as Prepared for Chief of Department Terence Monahan on the Police Involved Shooting in the 71 Precinct

April 4, 2018

This information is preliminary, and subject to change as we learn more during our investigation. As you know, this incident happened only a few hours ago.

Today at 4:40 PM, the NYPD received several 911 calls of a man described as a male black, wearing a brown jacket, pointing what is described as a silver firearm at people on the street.

Three different 911 callers described a man with a gun, pointing it at people in the street.

There is also video from commercial establishments along Utica Avenue that shows a man brandishing what appears to be a firearm -- pointing it at people.

Officers responded to the corner of Utica Avenue and Montgomery Street, where they encountered the suspect matching the description provided by the 911 callers.

The suspect then took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at the approaching officers, two of whom were in uniform.

This is corroborated with video we have reviewed.

Four Officers then discharged their weapons, striking the suspect.

Officers immediately rendered aid to the suspect and requested an ambulance.

The suspect was transported to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Once again, this information is preliminary.