Police officials shot dead a man on Wednesday night after he reportedly opened fire inside a New York City bar. The officials encountered the suspect when he was running out of the bar located in Jamaica, Queens.
The man had fired at the officers, who were responding to a call of gunfire shots inside the bar in the area of 168th Street and Hillside Avenue, NBC News reported, citing police. When the suspect turned a corner, he fired at the officer chasing him and was injured when the officer returned fire. He was then reportedly taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A weapon was reportedly recovered from the scene of the incident. However, it was not clear how many officers discharged their weapons, the Associated Press reported.
A witness to the incident, said, according to NBC News, that the officer chasing the suspect was "telling everyone to get out of the way." The witness added: "By the time he went around the corner, there were four shots that I heard."
The officers, involved in the incident, reportedly gave the suspect CPR before they took him to the hospital. According to a report by the New York Daily News, none of the officers were injured and no casualties were reported at the bar.