Erickson Gomez Brito Killed by New York Police Department

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362 Sutter Ave
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A male and female uniformed NYPD housing police officers were struck in the head with a metal police baton during a scuffle with a man inside a housing development. The officers were responding to a 911 call about a suspicious man in the Van Dyke housing development. They encountered the man in a ninth floor hallway. The officers approached the man, asking for identification, and a scuffle ensued. The male officer took out his baton, but the suspect got a hold of it, and repeatedly hit both officers. The male officer suffered a two-inch ****. The officers shot the man several times, killing him.

Victim's Name: Erickson Gomez Brito

Agency Responsible: New York Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 21

Race: Black

Date of Death: November 19, 2016

County: Kings

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: baton

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 2062

Geography: Urban

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