Man shot after threatening mother with screwdriver

- Officers fatally shot a 28-year old man who threatened his mother with a screwdriver.

According to the NYPD, the incident occurred in Springfield Gardens, Queens early Saturday morning.

Police arrived after receiving a call about a woman screaming and found Jahlire Nicholson threatening his mother in a stairwell.

When the Nicholson did not drop the screwdriver, officers struggled with him and freed his mother.

Investigators said the struggle with the man continued, which led them to shoot Nicholson after a deployed taser missed.

Nicholson was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital. His mother was safe

 

 The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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