Brooklyn Man, 25, Is Fatally Shot By an Off-Duty Police Officer

A Brooklyn man was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer last night in what appeared to be an accident, the police said. The man, a 25-year-old whose name was not immediately released, was shot once in the chest around 8:30 p.m. in his second-floor apartment at 1262 81st Street, in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, the authorities said.

By IAN URBINA; Ann Farmer and Jess Wisloski contributed reporting for this article

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