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Family: Yonkers Man Shot By Police May Have Fled Out Of Desperation

A Yonkers man fatally shot by police may have fled out of desperation, his family told Westchester News 12.
A Yonkers man fatally shot by police may have fled out of desperation, his family told Westchester News 12. Photo Credit: Twitter @MarcusSolis7

YONKERS, N.Y. -- The family of a 36-year-old man who was fatally shot Tuesday by a police officer in Yonkers says he may have fled out of desperation, according to a story on Westchester News 12.

Miguel Espinal was killed after a police chase from the Bronx into Westchester, Westchester News 12 said.

According to police, officers were on patrol when they spotted a Nissan sedan driving recklessly. Police tried to stop the car, but Espinal refused to pull over, the story said.

Police said he then ran off into the woods, and a struggle occurred when the pursuing officers attempted to take him into custody, the story said. One officer's firearm was discharged and Espinal was shot Westchester News 12 said.

Read the full Westchester News 12 report here .

Read the earlier Daily Voice story here .

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