NEW YORK, June 3. /TASS/. Police opened fire on Tuesday killing a man, who had fired shots at people in New York’s Brooklyn, ABC TV channel reported citing sources.
According to them, the suspect used firearms after 9pm on Tuesday targeting two people. Police who arrived at the scene wounded the attacker, who later died. Two police officers were injured in the incident.
Tensions in New York were running high. On Tuesday night police detained nearly 700 people during the riots in downtown Manhattan.
Mass unrest has engulfed many US states over the death of an African-American Minneapolis man named George Floyd. He died after a police officer kneeled on his neck and choked him to death during the arrest. On May 26, all police officers involved in the deadly arrest were fired. Later, one of the policemen in question, Derek Chauvin, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.