Emotionally disturbed BX man shot by police; family outraged
An emotionally disturbed 22-year-old holding a shovel was shot by police.
NYPD officers were called to 2160 Holland Avenue in the Pelham Parkway section of the Bronx Wednesday night to break up an argument between two brothers. According to police, Michael Kim, who suffers from schizophrenia, paranoia and anxiety, approached officers with a shovel prompting them to fire two shots at Kim. Kim was hit once in the hip and once in the thigh. He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where he underwent surgery. One officer was also taken to the hospital and treated for trauma.
Kim's family is outraged by what happened and believes the police made a grave mistake. The family also claims Michael warned police he was coming out of the building and that he was just holding the shovel.
The Kim family is now thinking of filing a lawsuit against the NYPD.