Off-Duty Officer Shot a Man in a Wheelchair in Brooklyn
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — August 20, 2018
According to the investigation, the 30-year-old disabled person had fired a weapon at a building at 145 East 43rd Street in Brooklyn during a party before the officer shot him.
He saw suddenly a man and asked him to drop the weapon. When he began to aim at him, the officer fired back four times, striking the man in the hip.
The incident happened at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday in East Flatbush.
“I thought the guy from the wheelchair was dead,” said one neighbor who witnessed the aftermath.
The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital where is in stable condition and in police custody. Investigators say he is known to police. He was identified as Kwame Dottin.
The officer, whose name has not been released at this time, was not hurt but was brought to Methodist Hospital for evaluation. No other injuries were reported.
A 38 caliber revolver was recovered at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing. It is known that Dottin had been confined to a wheelchair since he was shot at another party years prior in a fight over a woman.