10/04/2012

NY suspect fatally shot during traffic stop

A detective fired a single shot that hit the driver, who was reportedly unarmed

By J. David Goodman
The New York Times Blogs

QUEENS, N.Y. — A police officer fatally shot an unarmed 22-year-old man early Thursday morning during a traffic stop on the side of a highway in Queens, the police said.

The shooting occurred at 5:15 a.m. on the Grand Central Parkway near La Guardia Airport after police pulled over the driver, who had been driving erratically and twice cut between two police vehicles from the Emergency Services Unit, the police said.

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