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Urinating Suspect Charged For Role In NYPD Shooting That Left Mentally ill Man Dead

Urinating Suspect Charged For Role In NYPD Shooting That Left Mentally ill Man Dead

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Yesterday we reported that a man was shot dead in a Brooklyn nail salon after throwing a chair at an officer who was there for an unrelated incident in regards to a man urinating in a public space.

The NY Post reports that Police have now arrested the man who urinated inside the salon for his role in the attack which spiraled into a shooting that left one man dead and an officer in a coma.

Dewayne Hawkes, 26, was charged for resisting arrest, criminal trespassing, and disorderly conduct for his role in the deadly shooting at 5:40 p.m. on Friday night. Customers at the salon flagged two passing officers when they saw Hawkes urinating inside the store. However, as the cops were arresting Hawkes, T-shirt vendor, Kwesi Ashun, 33, ran in and confronted the cops, and reportedly threw a chair that hit one of the cops in the face. The cop managed to pull out his weapon and fire six times, hitting Ashun in the head.

The injured officer was taken to Brookdale Hospital, and placed in a medically-induced coma. He was apparently hit with the chair six times.

Ashun, suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. His family said that they had tried to get him help, but, officials said he wasn’t a physical threat.

“We are all very distraught because as a family we tried to follow protocol. We really tried to help him. We reached out to the city,” said Ashun’s sister, Ama Bartley.

“He was a beautiful soul who was just battling some heavy things. We were trying,” she added.

Hawkes is currently waiting his arraignment at Kings Country Criminal Court.

RELATED: Man Fatally Shot By Police After He Threw A Chair At An Officer

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