Police on Tuesday shot and killed the hammer-wielding maniac who has been randomly attacking Manhattan pedestrians, law enforcement sources said.
The NY Post reports that the suspect, identified as 30-year-old David Baril, was shot by an NYPD officer near the corner of 37th Street and Eighth Avenue a little before 10 a.m., sources said.
A short time later, the man pulled out his hammer and took a swing at officer Lauren O’Rouke with the claw end of the tool, sources said.
He missed, as O’Rouke’s partner Geraldo Casaigne pulled his weapon, fired and struck the suspect. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was procounced dead, law enforcement sources said.