Cops Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man in Extell Tower on Cherry Street
Two police officers shot and killed a 32-year-old knife-wielding man while responding to a domestic dispute on the Lower East Side waterfront Friday morning. It all went down at Extell’s recently-completed, thirteen-story affordable housing complex on Cherry Street.
According to multiple news reports, police received a 911 call from 227 Cherry Street at about 7am from a 42-year-old transgender woman who said her boyfriend was trying to kill her.
The caller had barricaded herself in the bathroom at first, but reportedly managed to flee the apartment to meet police on the sixth floor of the building.
Cops then entered the apartment and found the suspect hidden in a closet.
The man was initially calm while escorted toward the hallway. But he then grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen and began stabbing his lover.
At that point, the authorities took action, together firing five shots into the suspect’s torso. He was taken to Beekman Hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead at 8:01am. His victim was treated at a different hospital for slash wounds to the face and shoulder.
Police said the two were in a relationship and lived together, but specified a history of violence between them.
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Posted by ABC7NY on Friday, February 8, 2019