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Blades vs bullets
Area cops were forced to open fire on an unhinged woman after she refused to drop a knife during a confrontation inside a Parkside Avenue apartment on April 26.
Cops responded to the home between Flatbush Avenue and Parkside Court at 6:44 pm after receiving a 911 call of an emotionally disturbed person.
Cops said that when they arrived, the woman threatened them with a knife.
They ordered her to drop her weapon, but she refused, officials said. They then doused the woman with pepper spray, but she wouldn’t give up the knife.
Cops saw no choice but to pull their weapons and open fire on the threatening woman, striking her in the torso.
Paramedics immediately rushed her to Kings County Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition after treatment.
A 55-year-old man was struck by a car and killed on Fort Hamilton Parkway and 39th Street on April 25.
Witnesses said that the victim was crossing the street at 11:43 pm when he was hit by a Lincoln Town Car traveling southbound on Fort Hamilton Parkway.
Paramedics rushed the victim to Maimonides Hospital in Borough Park, where he died of his injuries.
No charges were filed against the driver, who remained at the scene.
A man with a razor cut up his competition during a Coney Island Avenue clash on April 24.
Police alleged that the suspect, identified as Hector Garcia, was arguing with his victim between Turner and Hinkley places at 3 am when he lashed out with a razor, catching the other man in the face.
The victim suffered a few cuts.
Responding officers took Garcia into custody without incident, charging him with assault in the second degree, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
A man disarmed his attacker during a round of fisticuffs on April 24.
The victim told police that he was on East 19th Street between Tennis Court and Church Avenue at 12:21 pm when two men jumped him.
The suspects punched their victim and threatened to kill him, but when one of them reached into his trench coat pocket to pull out a knife, the victim grabbed the blade and threw it away.
The suspects, identified as 18-year-old Muller St. Cyr and 20-year-old Grant Trevis fled, but were later apprehended by cops from the 70th Precinct and charged with attempted assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon, officials said.
An area man was hospitalized after he was attacked with a metal mop on April 24.
The victim told police that he was arguing with 37-year-old Amilcar Munoz inside a building on East 21st Street between Dorchester Road and Ditmas Avenue at 5:45 pm when Munoz stormed off.
Munoz returned a short time later with a metal mop stick and struck his victim with it repeatedly, officials alleged. He also landed a few punches before running off, police alleged.
The victim was taken to the hospital with injuries to his arms, back and face.
Munoz was arrested a short time later, charged with assault in the second degree.
Shot in Kensington
Three men were wounded last week following a shooting in Kensington.
Officials said that the victims were nearing the corner of East 16th Street and Caton Avenue at 11:50 pm April 7 when an unidentified gunman opened fire.
All three victims were rushed to Kings County Hospital where they were listed in stable condition. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the 70th Precinct at (718) 851-5511. All calls will be kept confidential.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to graffiti vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Officials said that cleaning up graffiti is essential to the plan, to show that the community is no longer going to tolerate marred and tagged-up walls and street corners.
According to police, there is a perception that if a community will tolerate graffiti, they will tolerate other criminal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.
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