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Bystander dies after being shot by undercover NYPD officer

5 years 7 months 1 week ago Saturday, August 29 2015 Aug 29, 2015 August 29, 2015 12:05 PM August 29, 2015 in News
By: Associated Press

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - New York City police say a bystander has died after he was accidentally shot by a plainclothes officer who also shot an armed suspect three times after an undercover gun buy went bad.

Police say 61-year-old Felix Kumi of Mount Vernon died early Saturday.

Authorities say Kumi was shot Friday afternoon after a man pulled a gun on an undercover NYPD officer during a probe into the sale of illegal firearms.

The wounded suspect was shot three times and hospitalized with charges pending. The 37-year-old's name was not released.

Police say a second suspect, 28-year-old Jeffrey Aristy of the Bronx, has been arrested on drugs and weapons charges. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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