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Manhattan Shooting: Knife-Wielding Man Killed by NYPD

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Officers cover body of man killed in police shooting in Manhattan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 19 May 2016 09:09 AM

A Manhattan shooting by NYPD officers on Wednesday morning left a knife-wielding man dead after he struggled with them, reported WNBC-TV.

The man, identified as Garry Conrad Jr., 46, allegedly approached officers with an eight-inch serrated-blade knife during a confrontation that started at the Food Emporium in midtown Manhattan and spilled into the streets, said the TV station.

Conrad reportedly had become "aggressive and belligerent" while trying to buy beer and a retired state police officer contacted a uniformed NYPD officer about him, police said.

The New York Daily News said Conrad and the police officer ended up wrestling on a sidewalk. A police sergeant and another officer had run to the first officer's aid when Conrad displayed a knife in his hand.

A police source told the Daily News that video showed Conrad advancing toward officers with the knife and ignoring orders to drop the weapon before the shooting.

A woman who was grazed by a bullet and an officer who suffered a slash wound were taken to Bellevue Hospital, said the Daily News. A second officer who complained of chest pains was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital.

The New York Post identified the injured woman as Lauran Code, 46, a California lingerie designer who was in New York City on business.

The Post said Conrad had worked as a stagehand, doing odd jobs at the Shubert Theatre. He lived in upper Manhattan alone and had been arrested five times before, including a 2013 assault and knife possession, noted the Post.

Sources told the Post that in 2014 that Conrad worked behind the scenes during the hit Broadway play "Kinky Boots" at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. He was a member of Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, but was fired from his job with the hit Broadway musical "Mary Poppins," a source told the Daily News.

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