NEW YORK - One suspect is dead after a police-involved shooting in the Bronx on Friday evening.
Authorities say that plainclothes officers were in the area of Seneca Avenue & Hunts Point Avenue in the Hunts Point section just before 8 p.m. when they came across two men having a dispute.
One of the people went to a car and retrieved what appeared to be a gun.
At that point, authorities say officers responded and confronted the man, verbally ordering him to drop the weapon.
Authorities say the man then raised the gun and fired a single time at a detective, narrowly missing him.
Police then returned fire, striking the suspect several times in the torso.
The suspect was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the suspect was not armed with an actual gun, but instead, with an Airsoft pistol, which was recovered at the scene.
There are NYPD officers currently being evaluated at a nearby hospital, reportedly for tinnitus.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.