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NYPD Shooting: Jackson Heights Community Holds Vigil for 19-Year-Old Man Shot to Death by Officers

JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens (WABC) — There was a large turnout Friday night at a vigil in Jackson Heights, Queens, to mourn a teenager shot and killed by police.

Mourners say Win Rozario, 19, was a member of the Bangladeshi community and was experiencing a mental health crisis that deserved treatment, not force.

Rozario’s mother called police Wednesday to her Ozone Park home, saying her son was acting erratically.

When officers arrived, they were confronted by Rozario, who was wielding scissors.

Officers initially fired their Tasers at Rozario in the living room/kitchen of his second-story home, but when his mother ran to his aid, officials say he “accidentally removed the Tasers from her body,” rendering them ineffective.

They say Rozario then took the scissors and attacked the officers again, forcing them to open fire.

He was pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.


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