Police fatally shoot man holding airsoft gun in the Bronx: NYPD

At a press conference, police hold up a picture of the airsoft gun they say officers retrieved after shooting a man to death in the Bronx.
At a press conference, police hold up a picture of the airsoft gun they say officers retrieved after shooting a man to death in the Bronx. Photo credit NYPD

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two plainclothes NYPD police officers fatally shot a man on Hunts Point Friday night.

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The shooting took place near the intersection of Seneca and Hunts Point Avenues around 7 p.m., according to police.

Two narcotics detectives were carrying out an unrelated investigation when they heard a dispute in which one man said he was going to his vehicle to get a gun, police said at a press conference.

The man emerged from his car with an airsoft pellet pistol with the appearance of a real gun, based on a picture the NYPD shared at the press conference.

The officers said they shouted “Police. Don’t move,” before the man reportedly fired the airsoft gun once in their direction.

The officers then shot the man 10 times, authorities said.

Emergency responders took him to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Two officers went to the hospital to be treated for tinnitus, according to the NYPD.

An investigation is ongoing.