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Suffolk County Police Kill Man Who Refused To Leave Ex-Girlfriend's Home

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Scott Davidson
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Suffolk County Police shot and killed a man on Monday when he refused to drop a knife.

Authorities say a woman called the police on her ex-boyfriend, Paul Sulkowski, that wouldn’t leave her home in Coram. Then she led police in through the garage.

They say Sulkowski was intoxicated and refused to drop his knife. Officers backed out of the home and into the street about 500 feet, and continued to tell him to drop the knife.

Authorities say an unnamed officer shot Sulkowski when he started to close in on the police. He was later pronounced dead at Stony Brook University Hospital.

The department’s homicide squad will investigate the Suffolk police officer shooting.