Man Killed In Police-Involved Shooting
Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a police-involved shooting that killed a man in Brentwood last night.
Two Third Precinct officers were on patrol in a marked police vehicle when they initiated a stop of a vehicle in the parking lot of the Brentwood Long Island Railroad Station at approximately 10:20 p.m.
The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, fled from the officers on foot while carrying a backpack. The officers pursued the man on foot eastbound on Suffolk Avenue to the rear of 908 Suffolk Ave., where they deployed a Taser that was ineffective. The man then displayed a handgun, shots were fired, and the man was hit. The man, who has yet to be identified by police, was pronounced dead at the scene. A handgun was recovered at the scene. The officers were not injured.
The investigation is continuing.