Fatal police shooting of 'emotionally disturbed' man raises questions on police protocols


The police officers encountered the man, whose identity the police have not released, around 12:20 p.m.at an apartment building at 1370 New York Avenue in East Flatbush. She told them he had mental health issues but was not armed.

According to police, Jeune's mother called 911 due to her son's erratic behavior and let the officers inside her residence when they arrived.

One of the officers tried subduing Jeune with a taser, hitting him once in the chest and once in the arm, but it had no effect on him, according to the NY Daily News, and Jeune kept "moving forward".

It was then that shots were fired, killing Jeune. Jeune died at the scene, and Monahan described the shooting as unfolding "in seconds".

But Jeune continued to advance on officers, Monahan said.

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Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in East Flatbush.

Upon arrival, officers say Jeune charged at four responding officers with a large carving knife. Gonzalez shot Pressley three times in the torso, but Pressley survived.

Pressley was taken to an area hospital and later charged with two counts of attempted assault on a police officer, attempted menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. "I knew it wasn't firecrackers".

"While news is developing around the incident, I am nonetheless concerned with the loss of life that occurred", City Councilman Jumaane Williams said in an official statement, the Park Slope Patch reports.