HARLEM, Manhattan — Two people were killed and another person suffered serious injuries in a Harlem Wednesday evening, with a police officer shooting and killing a suspect, officials said.
NYPD officers responded to the scene at 1 St. Nicholas Terrace around 6:50 p.m., police said.
At the scene, police entered a fifth floor apartment with the door open, where a man was engaged in a struggle with another man on the ground, according to Chief Fausto Pichardo.
Pichardo said the suspect had a knife and was seemingly trying to stab the man. There was also a woman lying on the ground bleeding.
A sergeant told the man to raise his hands and drop the weapon. When he did not and continued the struggle, the sergeant shot the suspect.
The suspect, Ubaldo Gomez, 44, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was an MTA employee, officials said.
The woman, 45, was shot and stabbed, and was also pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
A man, 39, was taken to a local hospital with stab wounds and is said to stable, Pichardo said.
Another woman, 41, was found in the apartment uninjured, according to police.
Pichardo said police recovered a 12-inch kitchen knife from the scene, as well as a 9mm Glock semiautomatic pistol.
Police asked residents to avoid the area of West 127th Street and Saint Nicholas Terrace because of the shooting.
None of the victims are police officers, according to the NYPD.
The NYPD advised people to expect police presence and traffic delays in the area.
This story was updated to show the deceased female was shot and stabbed, according to police.