12.14.19 | Video by Adam Balhetchet | MELROSE, Bronx (DCPI) – Earlier this morning, at 12:38 a.m., uniformed officers assigned to the 44th Precinct responded to a 911 call for a person armed with a firearm. The 911 caller stated that while walking along East 167th Street and Grant Avenue, they were approached by a male who pointed a firearm at them. Officers responded to the location and observed a male matching the description provided by the 911 caller in the vicinity of East 167th Street, between Findlay Avenue and Clay Avenue. The officers approached the male who was holding a weapon in his hand. The officers ordered the suspect to show them his hands when he pointed the weapon towards the officers. Two uniformed officers discharged their firearms, striking the suspect in the torso. The officers immediately rendered aid to the suspect and requested an ambulance to the scene. EMS responded and transported the suspect to an area hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. The responding officers were also transported to an area hospital for evaluation. An imitation firearm was recovered at the scene. This incident was captured on the officer’s body-worn cameras and the investigation is ongoing by the NYPD’s Force Investigation Division.