The incident, which was captured on surveillance video, took place on the fourth floor of an apartment building on West 114th Street in Manhattan on Tuesday. Officers were called to the building after receiving a report of a man with a gun. Three police officers took the elevator up to the fourth floor and saw a man who matched the description they received. The man had his hands in his pockets. Officers then requested that the man show his hands, but they were allegedly ignored. Officials said the man then pulled out a wallet, assumed a shooting stance, and pointed the wallet at the officers.
Michael Cordero’s hands were in his pockets and he ignored officer requests to take his hands out.
“What do you mean take my hands out of my pocket,” Cordero, 34, asked, according to police. “I’ve got a gun. “