NEW YORK — New York City police Officer Robert Bresciani shot and killed a man with a knife Monday night with his own gun and no one else in sight, according to police and witnesses.
The New York Daily News reported that Breslianis partner, Officer James McDaniel, had just gotten out of a squad car and was walking down the sidewalk, when he spotted the man walking down a block.
Brescianis SUV swerved to avoid the man and fired his service weapon at him, striking him once in the upper torso.
McDaniel was hit by debris, and his partner went to the ground to get CPR, the Daily News said.
Witnesses told police that McDaniel had been sitting in his squad car watching a news report and was talking to a neighbor when the officer opened fire.
A witness told the paper that he heard the sound of a shot and saw the man lying on the ground bleeding.
Police did not immediately confirm the account.
The Associated Press did not independently verify the report.
McDavid is recovering at a hospital, according, the Associated Press reported.
He is scheduled to go before a grand jury next week, but the officer is not facing charges.