02/07/2010

NY officers shoot man carrying BB gun

The officers thought that the BB gun was a handgun

New York Post

NEW YORK — A 61-year-old man was shot twice early yesterday in Brooklyn by cops who said they thought the BB gun he was carrying was a handgun.

A 911 caller reported an armed man on Linden Street in Bushwick at about 1:30 a.m. Responding officers said the man, James Crockett, ignored repeated orders to drop the weapon.

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