Thursday, November 15, 2007

Police shoot and kill man holding hairbrush

A young man carrying what turned out to be a hairbrush died Monday night in a hail of bullets fired by New York police.

Authorities were responding to a 9-1-1 call his mother made about a "family dispute with a gun," police said. When authorities arrived at the Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment, the teenager had something stuffed under his shirt and several times showed a knife to police. "Shoot me, kill me," he shouted, according to Kelly. "Come get me. I have a gun. Let's do this."

Twenty shots were fired; Coppin was struck eight times, Kelly said. Kelly said the teen's mother reported he had not taken his anti-depressant and anti-psychotic medication. » Full article here

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