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01-14-2017, 08:56 AM

Man shot dead by police after threatening mother with tool
By Amanda Woods and Tina Moore
January 14, 2017 | 7:20am | Updated

The screwdriver the man threatened his mother with.

Police fatally shot a man who was threatening his mother with a screwdriver in Queens Saturday morning , officials said.

Two officers responded to a home at Westgate and Thurston streets in Springfield Gardens just after 3 a.m., where a woman being held by a man in the stairwell was screaming, Hes going to kill me! Hes going to kill me! Chief of Patrol Terence A. Monahan said at a morning press conference.

The cops ordered the man, Jahlire Nicholson, to drop the tool, but he refused, so the officers tried to physically disarm him.

During the scuffle, they shot at him with a Taser, missed, but managed to free the frantic mom, Monahan said.

Nicholson, 28, still refused to drop the screwdriver, so the cops each fired one shot at the man, hitting the man in the shoulder and leg, Monahan said. He died at Jamaica Hospital.

He has 10 prior arrests, most of which are sealed :mad:, according to police. The arrests include an assault from 2007.

The incident marks the citys fourth police-involved shooting this year.

On Jan. 5, cops shot and wounded 24-year-old Patrick Allen, a scion of a wealthy New York family, when he and a pal took a cache of guns and drugs into a wooded area in Charleston, Staten Island and started popping off shots.

A day earlier, cops fatally shot 18-year-old Joshua Martino, who fired a gun into the B-Hive Lounge in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. And about six hours before that, an NYPD cop fatally shot 63-year-old James Owens, who was armed with a 13-inch knife in a Canarsie home.