NY cop tries to turn on pistol-mounted flashlight, fatally shoots man

The family of that man, suspected drug dealer Michael Anthony Alcala, is suing for negligence


By Larry Celona and Dan Mangan
The New York Post

NEW YORK — The shooting of an innocent, unarmed elderly Bronx man by a cop who was trying to turn on a pistol-mounted flashlight is at least the second accidental police shooting in the United States involving that flashlight model.

But unlike Saturday's shooting of 76-year-old Jose Colon - who survived a cop's bullet to the stomach - an unarmed Texas man died Oct. 13 under what reportedly were strikingly similar circumstances involving the Surefire X300 flashlight.

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