Erickson Gomez Brito, 21

Brooklyn, New York
November 19, 2016

Agencies: New York Police Department NYPD

Cause of death: Shooting

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A family is questioning the actions of two NYPD officers after a man was shot and killed in Brooklyn.

Police say the man struggled with police inside the Van Dyke houses in Brownsville, prompting them to open fire.

Victoria Brito says the pain she is feeling today is from the piece of her that is now dead. The Brooklyn woman's son, 21-year-old Erickson Gomez Brito was shot and killed by police on Saturday afternoon.

Erickson's family says he was a quiet guy who never got into trouble.
"He has a family. He's not somebody that's been in gangs and all that stuff. They're not just gonna kill somebody and think they're going to get away with it," said Erickson's sister, Omahis Brito.