A man is dead after police officers shot him during a short foot chase on a Brooklyn street overnight, NYPD officials said early Sunday morning.

Officers patrolling East Flatbush saw the man point a gun at another man in the area of ​​East 52nd Street and Church Avenue around 1:15 a.m., NYPD Chief of Department Jeff Maddrey said at a morning news conference.

According to Maddrey, a sergeant and two officers got out of their patrol car and gave the man several commands to drop the weapon. When the man refused and fled, the officers used a Taser.

“As he walked into the street, one of the officers fired his Taser and the Taser briefly stunned the man. The man got back up, he still had the gun in his hand,” the police chief told reporters.

Further orders to put down the weapon were allegedly ignored, whereupon the officers fired several shots at the man. He was taken to Kings County Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Officials did not provide any further details about the man.

About 90 minutes later, Maddrey said, police learned of a second man who may have been injured in the shooting.

“Another man came to a local hospital with a graze wound and said he was near that area. So this will be part of the investigation to determine whether this man was actually hit at this location,” Maddrey said.

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