New York police officers have shot and killed a domestic violence suspect who shot them on a Brooklyn street.

The fatal shooting unfolded after an NYPD sergeant and another police officer on patrol heard gunshots while in the area of ​​West 36th Street and Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island around 10:15 p.m. Thursday.

As the two police officers ran to the scene, they were approached by two women who told them that a man was firing a gun at that intersection. NYPD Patrol Chief Jeffrey Maddrey told reporters at a news conference yesterday morning.

Three police units, with six officers in all, responded to the corner and when they approached the armed suspect, he “immediately” began shooting at them, Maddrey said.

At least four officers responded, injuring the suspect, who fell to the ground but managed to continue firing at the officers. according to Madrey.

When the gunman finally stopped, the officers handcuffed him and tried to administer aid, but he died at the scene. His identity was not released at the time.

It is not yet clear how many shots were fired by the police and the gunman. Several officers were transported to area hospitals for treatment. The extent of his injuries was not immediately clear.

A gun was recovered at the scene, he pointed New York Post. Investigators believe the shooting was motivated by some kind of domestic dispute.

“We believe that the two women who initially pointed the finger at the sergeant are the victims in the case,” Madrey stated.

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