Police shot dead a knife-wielding Sheepshead Bay man after he threatened his mother’s life on Oct. 3.
Denis Volchkin was shot on East 26th Street between Avenues X and Y after police responded to reports of a domestic dispute between the 28-year-old and his mother Friday night.
In the initial dispute at 5:35 pm, Volchkin fled the scene after briefly choking his mother, according to police. Then at 7:12 pm, Volchkin’s mother called police again and said her son had returned with several knives. The two officers who responded to the first call met the suspect’s mother outside her home.
When police entered the home, the officers told Volchkin to drop his knife but police say he refused and lunged at the officers, according to police. An officer then shot Volchkin once in the chest. Volchkin was transported to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Four months ago, Volchkin allegedly attacked Jonathan Cheban, a regular on “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” with a knife at Sushi Couture in Sheepshead Bay, according to TMZ. The Hollywood news site reported that the attack was foiled by Cheban’s bodyguard “Sal the Contractor.”
The two officers involved in last Firday’s shooting were transported to Lutheran Medical Center with tinnitus, an ear-ringing condition common after hearing a loud noise.