Bronx, New York
December 26, 2013
Agencies: New York Police Department NYPD
Cause of death: Not Yet Known
Last updated: over 5 years ago
An armed suspect was fatally shot by police during an apparent exchange of gunfire in a Bronx apartment building early Thursday.
Authorities say the 44-year-old man, identified as James Torres, was wanted in an ATM robbery at a Chase Bank on West Burnside Avenue that took place just after 4 a.m.
His victim, a 24-year-old man, ran out of the bank and flagged down police. He drove around the neighborhood with the officers until they spotted the suspect.
Torres reeportedly fled, and police chased him into an apartment building on Davidson Avenue.
A struggle ensued, and Torres was shot by the officer. A loaded .380 handgun was recovered during the ensuing police investigation.