Brooklyn, New York
September 29, 2014
Agencies: New York Police Department NYPD
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 5 years ago
Police fatally shoot man with knife after 2 people stabbed in Brooklyn.
Cops blasted Carvajal, 47, after he stabbed Russo’s new man, Rafael Laureano, 51, who had rushed past five cops to protect his new flame, police sources said. Three cops opened fire when Carvajal ignored commands to drop the knife, police said.
During the chaotic scene, Laureano, whom Russo had met at a local gym, was also apparently hit on his right side by an errant police bullet, cop sources said. An autopsy will determine if he was killed by the knife or the apparent gunshot wound.
If it turns out he died by police gunfire, law enforcement sources said, the department will take a close look at the officer’s tactics. But, they cautioned, it is believed the officers had little recourse given the suspect’s actions.