A 55-year-old man was shot at least twice by NYPD officers after a confrontation inside an East Village market Thursday morning, police said.
The suspect, whose identity has not been released, was struck in the arm and torso and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police said he was in stable condition.
Four officers also were taken to an area hospital for treatment related to tinnitus and other incident-related injuries, police said. All four also were listed in stable condition.
The incident began when police said two female officers from the 9th Precinct entered the Healthy Green Gourmet market, on Third Avenue at East 10th Street, at about 6:40 a.m. — and were followed into the market by the suspect, who "was holding a knife in his right hand."
The man then menaced the officers with the knife — causing one of the officers to deploy a department-issued Taser, which was "ineffective" in stopping the suspect, police said in a statement.
The suspect then began a confrontation with a store clerk, then shoved one of the officers in an attempt to flee the store, police said.
Outside, the NYPD said, the suspect "continued to motion toward his waistband" and refused orders "to stop his aggressive advances."
At least one of the officers then fired at the suspect, striking him in the arm and torso.
Police have not confirmed how many officers may have discharged their weapons and have not detailed how many shots were fired. A knife was recovered at the scene, police said.