A Brooklyn man shot twice by a New York City police officer during a domestic disturbance at a Fort Greene apartment was hospitalized in critical condition yesterday, police said.
An officer shot Keary Thomas Green, 40, formerly of Central Islip, as he attacked his girlfriend with a pair of scissors Wednesday, a law enforcement source said.
Green was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, where he remained last night, and charges had not yet been filed against him, city police said. He was expected to survive, police said.
Green's confrontation with police came after his girlfriend flagged down a passing police officer near her Fort Greene apartment and reported Green was an emotionally disturbed person, police said.
When the officer arrived at the second floor of the apartment building, Green was "holding a pair of scissors to his own throat. The man then threw the female to the ground and threatened to stab her with the scissors," an NYPD news release said.
"The officer fired twice from his service weapon, striking the suspect in the torso, stopping his advance," the police said.
Both Green and his girlfriend attended Central Islip High School, the source said. Green's family told police that during the years he attended the school he had a head injury severe enough to require stitches, and he wasn't the same afterward, the source said.
After living in Central Islip, his family moved to Detroit, then moved back to Long Island, living in Bay Shore and in Central Islip, the source said. Records show Green also lived in Inkster, Mich., and in Shirley, on Long Island.
Public records show Green had two convictions in 2001 for aggravated stalking incidents that took place in April and May of 2000 in Wayne County, Mich.