Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Manorville last night.
A Seventh Precinct officer was dispatched to a 911 call reporting a suspicious person lying on the back seat of a vehicle in the vicinity of 67 Bauer Ave. at approximately 10:45 p.m. Upon arrival, the officer located the vehicle and the male subject. The officer engaged him, and a struggle ensued. The officer fired his gun, striking the man.
The man, whose identity has not been confirmed, was pronounced dead at the scene, and a knife was recovered from him. The officer was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment.
Suffolk County Homicide Section detectives along with investigators from the New York State Office of the Attorney General Office of Special Investigation are investigating.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.