Police officers shot and killed an 18-year-old in Bushwick early Sunday morning after they say he tried to rob a bodega then pointed what turned out to be a pellet gun at them.
Three cops responded to a report of Bushwick man Sergio Reyes holding up the deli on Starr Street and Irving Avenue at 12:40 am, and found him heading towards Knickerbockers Avenue, according to a report.
When the officers confronted Reyes, they say he raised the gun towards them, and the cops responded by firing several rounds into the teen — hitting him 14 times in the city’s Medical Examiner.
Emergency responders took Reyes to Woodhull Hospital, where he later died, officials said.
Police have released a photo of the pellet gun and a security-camera still of a masked man holding up the bodega at gunpoint.
The clerk says the robber was trying to steal beer, according to the New York Times.
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