Man grabs officer's gun, kills someone; cops wound him

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Posted: Aug 09, 2016 8:28 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a suspect grabbed and repeatedly fired an officer's gun, killing another man.

A second officer wounded the suspect.

Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen (nih-KOO'-nihn) says uniformed officers were flagged down around 1 a.m. Tuesday to handle a dispute in a Bronx deli.

As they were escorting a man out of the store, he ripped the gun out of an officer's holster.

He fired the officer's gun numerous times. One of the shots fatally struck a man who'd had a dispute with the suspect.

Another officer fired three shots at the suspect, hitting him twice. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Police say video recovered from the deli corroborates all of their information.