Another officer was also injured after officers at Goldmine Nails asked the two officers to remove a man who was urinating inside the store and officers discovered the man had an arrest warrant, Patrol Chief Rodney K. Harrison told a news conference .
As officers try to arrest him in the store, he resists and another person enters the store and engages in "violent fighting" with officers, Harrison said.
An officer placed a teaser against the second Harrison was ineffective, but then the man hit the officer on the head with a metal chair.
The officer fired six shots at this man and he was killed, Harrison said. The officer, a 21
The other officer, who had been with the NYPD for seven months, was treated for tinnitus at a local hospital and released.
The person who urinates at the store is in custody and charges are pending. He was wanted on a felony warrant, Harrison said.
None of the people involved in the incident were named by police Friday night.
"One of our brave officers was injured while keeping New Yorkers safe," Harrison said. "This time because a man who violently intervened in lawful arrest.
" This incident highlights the dangers that our employees face every day. "