Police officers trying to save a man who was being stabbed in Brooklyn accidentally shot and killed him, the city’s medical examiner said.
Police say that 51-year-old Rafael Laureano was killed by a bullet fired from a gun belonging to one of the officers responding to the stabbing at an apartment in Midwood Monday evening, police say.
The officers who shot Laureano allegedly saw a suspect stabbing the victim when they arrived and demanded the man drop his knife.
The cops opened fire when he didn’t respond to their commands, fatally hitting both the suspect and Laureano.
hard to say if the police indeed did make it worse. Studies show that stab wounds actually tend to be more deadly than gun shot wounds. Studies also show that NYC police are HORRIBLE shots.
Of course the antis won’t bother with this story, because the attacker only had a knife, and the bullets were carried to the scene by the only people they would allow to carry guns.