NYPD: Officer shoots, kills knife-wielding man; he's 3rd to die in police shooting in week

bug


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Subjects:

Places:

 


NEW YORK — New York City police have identified a man they say was shot and killed after he came at officers with a knife when they responded to a domestic dispute.

He was the third person to die in a police shooting in New York City this week.

The police department says officers were called about a problem Friday night between 28-year-old Denis Volchkin and his mother, who escorted them into the Brooklyn home. Police say Volchkin lunged at the officers with a knife in hand, and an officer shot him once in the torso. The two officers were taken to a hospital for tinnitus.

Police shot and killed two men amid another domestic dispute Monday. Police say one man had a knife, but the other intervened and was shot inadvertently.

All content copyright ©2014 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.