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Gunman kills man, then is fatally shot by New York police

January 9, 2020 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman killed a man and then was fatally shot by police during a confrontation outside a lounge in Manhattan’s East Village early Thursday, authorities said.

Two uniformed officers were on patrol in Tompkins Square Park at around 3:30 a.m. when they heard gunshots and saw one man shooting at another, police officials said at a news conference.

The officers gave numerous commands for the shooter to get onto the ground, Chief of Department Terence Monahan said.

“He refused. He kept on walking,” Monahan said. Officers then fired three times, fatally wounding the gunman.

Investigators said the two men had been involved in a dispute that started inside the lounge.

Police found two .22-caliber handguns at the scene of the shooting, one of them beneath the man shot by officers.