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Police Kill Armed Man During Brooklyn Prostitution Bust

An officer working a prostitution sting near Red Hook last night shot and killed a man after he sprinted from his car and allegedly pulled a 9mm on the cop, DNAinfo reports. According to the Daily News, the NYPD officer fired a single shot during a struggle, hitting the man in the back of the head. The police initially stopped the man’s car, which held three other people, as part of Operation Losing Proposition, a law enforcement program meant to target johns while treating women as victims.

Police Kill Armed Man in Brooklyn