Man shot on Grand Central Parkway was unarmed, NYPD says

New York Police officers and detectives investigate the

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New York Police officers and detectives investigate the scene along the Grand Central Parkway in Astoria, Queens adjacent to Laguardia Airport where a police officer shot and killed a motorist during a traffic stop. (Oct. 4, 2012) (Credit: Seth Gottfried)

Police shot and killed an unarmed man who had been driving his Honda -- with an off-duty NYPD officer asleep in the backseat -- erratically on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens early Thursday, officials said.

The dead man, who had the female officer and another passenger with him, was identified as Noel Polanco by the manager at the Ice Lounge in Astoria, where he worked. The shooting...

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