NEW YORK - The New York City Police Department is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting Friday morning on the Lower East Side.
According to police, it all began just before 7 a.m. when officers from the 7th precinct responded to a 911 call from a person who stated their domestic partner had barricaded them inside a bathroom in their sixth floor apartment located at 227 Cherry Street.
As officers entered apartment they called out to a male suspect who was hiding in a closet.
Police say once the officers found him and started to escort him out he broke away, grabbed a kitchen knife and started to stab his domestic partner in the apartment.
At that point, the NYPD says one officer fired three rounds and a second officer fired two rounds, hitting the suspect in the torso.
Police say the responding officers then rendered aid and performed CPR on the suspect.
He was later taken to Beekman Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the victim suffered multiple stab wounds and was taken to a local hospital to be treated.
Both officers were also taken to Beth Israel Hospital for observation.
Investigators say the pair had a history of domestic violence, the most recent back in December at a location in the Bronx, and that there was an open order of protection against the suspect.
A knife was recovered at the scene.
Police say the entire call was captured on the officers' body cameras.