By Rocco Parascandola, Staff Writer
Copyright 2006 Newsday, Inc.
An ex-convict was shot to death in a gun battle with two narcotics cops in the Bronx, police said yesterday, a confrontation remarkably similar to a shooting last week in Brooklyn.
Jose Rivera, 32, was pointing a 9-mm handgun at another man Wednesday night when a sergeant and a detective, both assigned to narcotics and both in plainclothes, saw what was happening, identified themselves as police officers and ordered Rivera to drop his weapon, police said.
N.Y. police kill man in shootout