Police in New York fatally shot a man who was threatening his mother with a screwdriver early this morning, authorities said.
Officers responded to the home in Queens at around 3:30 a.m. after a 911 caller reported hearing a woman scream, “He’s going to kill me!” They arrived to find a man holding his mother and threatening her with a screwdriver, Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan said in an early morning press conference. “It’s a dangerous weapon. A screwdriver, you can be stabbed with, the same as you can be stabbed with a knife,” Monahan said. Police reportedly rushed the man to free his mother, resulting in a struggle during which he ignored orders to drop the screwdriver. Police then shot him after a stun gun failed to subdue him, Monahan said. The man was rushed to a hospital but later pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released. Read more at the NY DAILY NEWS.