Officer shoots man carrying BB gun

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EAST FLATBUSH -

A 19-year-old man was shot by a police officer Thursday night in East Flatbush after flashing what turned out to be a BB gun.

Police officers from the 67th Precinct showed up at the Zayn Deli on Church Avenue around 10 p.m. after reports of a man with a gun. When they approached the man, identified as Naeem Graham, they saw the weapon and gave chase. One officer fired a shot, striking Graham in the leg.

Graham has a criminal history that includes a robbery four years ago.

A neighbor who declined to appear on camera says Graham lives nearby and is a good person who got himself into a bad situation.

Graham remains in Kings County Hospital in critical condition. He has not been charged.

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