Authorities said Kadeem Torres, 17, opened fire on a group of police officers after they approached him around 4 p.m. near the Cypress Hills Houses. Officers recovered a silver.32 caliber revolver at the scene, police said. None of the officers were injured during the shootout, but one was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens for observation, police said.
Prosecutors did not have the details of Torres' prior arrests available.
They followed him two blocks to Logan Street, where the officers got out of their patrol vehicle and confronted him, police said. There had been a previous shooting in the neighborhood on Saturday.
The officers then chased the man on-foot down an alleyway between two homes on Belmont Avenue, Monahan said.
The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene. The man took off running and at one point turned toward officers with the gun.