Man with BB gun recovering after being shot by policePosted: Updated:
The NYPD says that officers shot 18 rounds at a Bronx man early this morning after they mistakenly thought he was carrying a real gun.
Mambdou Balde, 20, remains in serious, but stable condition after the shooting that occurred at around 3 a.m. outside a nightclub in Mott Haven.
Police say the man was holding a gun, refused to put it down when asked and was then fired upon. He was shot in the arm, foot and groin.
Investigators say the man had a BB gun and it did not have live bullets.
The victim is not expected to be charged.