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Bangladeshi-origin youth shot dead by police in New York

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 29 Mar 2024, 03:41 pm

New York, March 29: A Bangladeshi youth was killed in New York police firing in the United States. The deceased has been identified as Winn Rosario (19). He was mentally unstable, according to reports.

He was shot dead by the police at his own home in Queens, New York, on Wednesday (March 27) around 2:15 pm local time. The youth's family immigrated to the United States from Bangladesh 10 years ago.

The New York Times reported this information in a report on Thursday (March 28). A 19-year-old man was shot dead by police at his Queens home in New York on Wednesday, officials said. The victim was suffering from emotional distress and called 911 for help before he was shot.

Officials said the youth, identified as Winn Rosario, lunged at police officers with a pair of scissors before officers opened fire on him.

The New York Times reports that the victim's brother witnessed the shooting and disputed the police account of the incident. He says his mother was restraining her son and insists the police officers did not need to shoot.

Meanwhile, Winn Rosario was announced dead shortly after the police opened fire. The incident took place at his family's second-floor apartment on 103rd Street in Ozone Park around 1:45 pm local time on Wednesday, police officials said.

Police Department Patrol Chief John Chell said at a news conference that the shooting happened after two officers went to the apartment in response to a 911 call about a man in distress.

He said the situation there was "quite tense, chaotic and dangerous." Police believe the victim, Rosario, called 911 himself.