Police in New York shoot man armed with a toy gun

Police in New York shoot man armed with a toy gun

The officers involved are being investigated over their use of force

Friday, September 15, 2017

Police in New York shot and killed a man armed with a knife and a toy gun. 

Miguel Richards' death in the Bronx borough of New York City has provoked a stir in the United States. 

Bodycam footage of the incident has been released by the NYPD, which show the moment the man was killed. 

The clip shows Richards being confronted by four armed police officers. A knife is in site, with what appears to be a pistol behind his back. 

When he is told to drop the weapons, he does not comply, and the confrontation ends with him being shot 16 times. 

The officers involved are being investigated by other parties in the NYPD as to whether the force used in the incident was the correct decision.