NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Police say a man has been hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the chest by an officer in the Bronx.
New York City Police say officers had been responding to a report of a man with a gun Sunday afternoon when the shooting occurred. The man was taken to Lincoln Hospital and was listed in stable condition.
Two officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of ringing in their ears.
The NYPD says it happened at approximately 6:50 p.m.
Two uniformed officers were in the area of 166th Street and Summit Ave when they approached a man who they say had just broken the right rear window of a white BMW.
The officers began to question the man. As the officers began to put him under arrest, a struggle broke out.
The man said, "I have a gun, (expletive), die" to the officers.
Police say the man had a 9mm Ruger on him and pointed it at the chest of one of the officers.
One officer opened fire, hitting the man in the torso and hip.