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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Man dead in police-involved shooting after cops respond to robbery in Brooklyn
A man died following a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn Sunday, sources said, after cops responded to a gunpoint robbery.
The man was shot on Debevoise Ave. at Jackson St. near the Cooper Park houses in East Williamsburg around 7:45 a. m., police said.
He was taken to Woodhull Hospital, where he later died, sources said. A gun was recovered at the scene.
Officers were responding to reports of a gunpoint robbery when the shooting occurred, according to police. No officers were shot.
Witness Rosa Martin, 54, saw the robbery in progress.
"He (the gunman) tried to kill this man," said Martin, who was crying. "The guy pulled out a gun a couple of times. I thought he was going to shoot him. He had a big gun."
"He kept telling him 'give me your money,'" she said. "(The gunman) took the dog from his leash. He threw his wallet, then broke his phone to the concrete. The guy was so scared. The guy managed to walk another way and the cops saw him. They shot him like eight times."
The two officers were treated at Elmhurst Hospital for ringing in the ears.