A Long Island man was shot by police in Queens on Wednesday night after he pointed a loaded gun at officers, according to investigators.
Police say they spotted Ramell Lockwood, 34, running red lights along Hollis Avenue in Queens Village just before 11 p.m. and pulled him over near 217th Street.
As they were speaking with Lockwood, investigators say he tried to drive away.
An NYPD sergeant jumped into the car and went for about a block before the car stopped.
Police said Lockwood got out and pointed a loaded gun at the sergeant, saying "I'm ready to die."
That's when the sergeant shot him in the leg.
Lockwood has been taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. He faces charges that include Assault and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
A resident who spoke with NY1 at the scene supported the police's actions.
"I say they act the right way. Because it could've been, he could've got out of the vehicle and shooted them. They are family members too. You wouldn't wanna watch the news and see your husband - a cop - laying on the street killed by someone else. So, they acted the right way," said Queens Village resident.
Police recovered a .40 caliber Glock 26 semi-automatic gun at the scene.
Officers engaged an armed suspect following a car stop and recovered this loaded gun. pic.twitter.com/LnVRpGLgNo— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 12, 2016
They also say an officer was bitten on the arm by the suspect while taking him into custody.
The officer, along with three others, was treated at a hosptial and released.