Cops shoot armed menace

NYPD shoot

Cops were forced to shoot an unhinged man who refused to drop his knife during a tense exchange on June 11.

Responding officers were called to Linden Boulevard between Nostrand and Rogers avenues at 11:24 pm on a report of a man with a gun.

When they arrived at the scene, they found a resident who claimed that he was being chased by a man with a yellow shirt. A few seconds later, that man showed up at the scene with a knife in his hand.

The cops identified themselves and ordered him to drop the knife, but he refused and continued to move toward them.

One of the officers hit the victim with pepper spray, but still he advanced.

That’s when a cop opened fire, striking the suspect in the abdomen. The man was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Cops later charged him with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Bullet bonanza

Cops investigated two separate shootings in East Flatbush last week.

Police said two perpetrators opened fire at 8:38 pm on three people during a clash in the courtyard of a building on New York Avenue, which is between Foster and Farragut roads, on June 5. The two assailants apparently had an ongoing disagreement with the victims. No one was seriously harmed.

Two days later police said that a man was shot when he went to answer a knock on his door at 6 pm on Lenox Road between Bedford and Rogers avenues. Before the man could open the door, the visitor pulled a gun and opened fire, punching bullets through the apartment door.

Police said the victim was shot in the leg.

Both shootings were still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding either incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

One down…

Police have arrested one man and are vigorously searching for another in connection with a horrific rape in East Flatbush.

Cops identified 20-year-old Rony Delmas as one of the two men involved in the June 2 attack. They have also identified Delmas’ accomplice, who was still at large as this paper went to press.

The victim told police she was walking down Linden Boulevard near Bedford Avenue at 2 am when one of the suspects grabbed her and dragged her between two cars, where she was sexually assaulted.

The thug then took the woman to a secluded area where both men continued the attack.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Cabbie stab

A livery cab driver was stabbed in the stomach during an argument with two women who refused to pay their fare on June 6.

Officials said that the two suspects, ages 20 and 23, flagged down their ride at the corner of Church and Nostrand avenues at 2:30 am, but, in a quick turn of events, only took the taxi a few blocks.

That’s when they allegedly threw a bottle at the driver, claiming that they weren’t going to pay for the ride.

The driver stopped the car and began arguing with the women and ended up bloodied for his trouble, police said.

Both women were arrested at the scene, charged with assault.

Cops raid home

An assortment of drugs and illegal firearms were recovered after cops executed a search warrant at the corner of East 93rd Street and Rutland Road, police said this week.

A rifle, shotgun, .44 caliber pistol, and a semi-automatic weapon, as well as loads of ammunition, were found in the home, as well as a large amount of marijuana, said police.

The two people found inside the home with the stash were arrested, charged with criminal possession of marijuana and criminal possession of a weapon.

E. 55 wig out

Cops were called to an East 55th Street home on June 13 after a 22-year-old went ballistic during an argument.

Police said that the young man was arguing with another tenant at the address between Glenwood Road and Avenue H at 11:39 am when the suspect struck the other man with the heel of his hand.

He then threw a chair at his opponent, but the chair missed its target, instead smashing into a window.

The suspect also broke a mirror during his tirade before cops arrived and charged him with assault in the third degree, criminal mischief, menacing and harassment.

Gunned down

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed on the street on June 6.

Police said they responded to a 911 call of shots fired on East 21st Street between Caton and Church avenues just before 11:30 pm, where they found the victim lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The man was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he died, said police, who had yet to release his name as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is being asked to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Gunning for receipts

A thief held up an electronics store at gunpoint on May 31, but ended up getting chased by store employees.

Cops said the thief crept into Proline Car Stereo, which is on Utica Avenue near Linden Boulevard, at 9:30 am and surprised a manager in the back office.

The gunman forced the man to his knees before swiping $15,000 in receipts and ordering his victim to count to 20 before leaving the office.

But the thief should have either moved a bit faster or ordered his victim to count to 100. The gunman was just leaving the store when his victim started screaming, alerting other workers to what had happened.

The employees gave chase, but changed their mind about pursuing the man any further when he stopped, turned and announced he was armed.

Shot in the foot

A 23-year-old man was hospitalized on May 31 after he was shot in the foot.

The victim told police he was nearing the corner of Troy Avenue and Avenue I when an unidentified assailant opened fire, striking him in the shoe.

The man took himself to an area hospital for treatment.

Wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to graffiti vandals.

The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.

Officials said that cleaning up graffiti is essential to the plan, to show that the community is no longer going to tolerate marred and tagged-up walls and street corners.

According to police, there is a perception that if a community will tolerate graffiti, they will tolerate other criminal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.

Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.