- Associated Press - Monday, February 20, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Police shot and killed a robbery suspect in New York City after they say he pointed a pellet gun at them.

Officials say 18-year-old Sergio Reyes robbed a Brooklyn deli for beer early Sunday morning. Police say they responded to reports of an armed robbery around 12:40 a.m. Officials say three police officers began interviewing witnesses after arriving on the scene when they saw Reyes walking down the block.

Police say they gave the teen verbal commands to stop before he pointed a black firearm at them. Officials say the officers then shot the suspect several times.

Police say Reyes was rushed to Woodhull Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators believe the weapon was a pellet gun.


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