• Shooting reportedly occurred outside a hookah bar around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning
  • One man was allegedly shot during a shootout with another man, who was then shot by responding officers
  • A handgun was found by each man's body

Officers shot and killed a parolee Thursday who allegedly fatally shot another man outside a New York hookah bar, police said.

The shootings reportedly occurred outside Hayaty Lounge in Manhattan’s East Village around 3:30 a.m. Parolee Earl Facey, 37, reportedly got into an argument with a man identified as Richard Reed, 41, that spilled into the street. It escalated until both men reportedly pulled guns and traded shots. A bullet struck Reed in the torso, killing him.

Facey served time for criminal possession of a weapon beginning in 2010. He was paroled in 2017.

Two police officers were patroling a nearby park when they heard the gunshots and rushed to intervene.

“The officers immediately exited the park and tactically approached the location where they observed a man shooting at another male,” Chief Terence Monahan told reporters, providing an outline of the officers’ response from their body cam footage.

Facey was reportedly leaving the scene when the officers arrived. The officers yelled at Facey to drop his weapon and “get on the ground,” but he allegedly refused and continued walking away. The officers then reportedly fired three shots, striking Facey who fell to the ground. He was rushed to a nearby hospital with Reed, where both were pronounced dead.

Investigators said two .22-caliber handguns were recovered from the scene, one under Facey and the other near Reed.

“This morning’s shooting underscores the courage our cops show each and every day as they run towards the danger,” Monahan said.

A NYPD car and a Sanitation truck are used as a protective barricade in New York. Several gunshots were heard at Manhattan. ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images