Brooklyn man fatally shot by police during scuffle

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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 21-year-old Brooklyn man was fatally shot during a skirmish with two police officers in a housing project.

New York housing police Chief James Secreto says the officers — one male, the other female — encountered the man Saturday afternoon on the ninth floor of the Van Dyke Houses in the Brownsville neighborhood. The New York Police Department housing officers were responding to a 911 call reporting a suspicious person.

When they asked for ID, a scuffle ensued, and Secreto says the man grabbed one officer’s metal baton and struck both in the head. They then fired.

One suffered a gash, the second contusions. They were in stable condition.

Authorities identified the dead man as Erickson Brito. The officers’ names were not released. The incident is under investigation.

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