Police: Officer shoots man who confronted them with 2 machetes in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Police say an officer shot a man in Prospect Lefferts Gardens Saturday night after he confronted two officers, armed with two machetes.

Police say an officer shot a man Saturday night after he confronted two officers, armed with two machetes.

Police say an officer shot a man Saturday night after he confronted two officers, armed with two machetes. (9/8/13)

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS - Police say an officer shot a man in Prospects Lefferts Garden Saturday night after he confronted two officers while armed with two machetes.

Police received a 911 call at around 8 p.m. about a dispute involving an armed man on East 46th Street. When they arrived, they say the man came out of the home armed with the machetes and confronted the officers. One of the officers fired two shots, hitting the suspect in the arm and hip.

The suspect was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he's listed in stable condition. The two officers were taken to Methodist Hospital to be treated for ringing of the ears from the gunshots.

The investigation is ongoing and police say they do not know why the man came at the officers.
 

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