Police Kill 86-Year-Old Man Wielding Shotgun

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Police shot and killed an elderly Queens man Saturday who was armed with a gun and is believed to have shot and killed his daughter, according to the NYPD.

Officers arrived at a house on 38th Street in Astoria shortly after 11 a.m. and found a man with a gun, authorities said. Police ordered the 86-year-old man to drop the gun and shot him when he didn't.

The man, who authorities say called 911 to say that he had shot his daughter and dog, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police found a 65-year-old woman, the man's daughter, shot in the house's kitchen. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and died at 3:45 p.m.

The names of the man and his daughter were not immediately released.

A dog that was injured with what officials believe are gunshot wounds was found in the house and is expected to make a full recovery.

Neighbors who were nearby when the shooting occurred said they heard a number of shots ringing out from the house.

"Right when I passed his house all I heard was five gunshots...and I just got on the floor and I kneeled because I didn't wanna get shot too," said Dean Rocco.

Rocco said he heard an officer repeatedly instruct the elderly man to put his gun down.

"The cop was telling him, 'Put down the gun, put down the gun,'" Rocco said. "I guess he didn't wanna put down the gun."

— Ida Siegal, NBC New York