A 30-year-old man suspected of firing a gun inside a bar has died in a police-involved shooting in the Jamaica section of Queens Wednesday, police confirmed.
Officers were responding to a report of shots fired after 9 p.m. at a bar in the area of 168th Street and Hillside Avenue when they encountered the suspect running out of the bar, police said. The responding officers shouted, "Police! Don't move!" and chased the man when he allegedly didn't comply with commands.
As police chased the suspect, he allegedly fired shots at the officers, according to the NYPD. When the suspect turned a corner, he turned around and allegedly pointed his gun again at officers. That's when two officers in uniform fired five shots at the man.
The man was hit in the body and was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he died, police said.
One witness who did not want to be named said he saw a police officer running from the bar toward Hillside Avenue with his gun drawn, "telling everyone to get out of the way."
"By the time he went around the corner, there were four shots that I heard," the witness said.
Witnesses said they saw officers administering CPR on the suspect before he was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
No officers were injured but the two who fired their weapons were taken to the hospital for treatment of ringing in their ears.
A loaded Glock 9mm was recovered on the scene.