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Man shot and injured by cops on Staten Island: Sources

A man was hospitalized after being shot by police in Staten Island on Friday night, law-enforcement sources said.

A cop opened fire when the man lunged at officers with a pipe, according to the sources.

The shooting took place at around 11 p.m. on Malden Place near Falcon Avenue, the NYPD said.

The man, who is in his 40s, was taken to Staten Island University Hospital, police said. He was expected to survive.

The man refused to drop the pipe, and lunged at the officers, according to the sources.

One cop fired, hitting the man in the arm and the stomach, the sources said.

Officers were responding to a call about an emotionally disturbed person when they encountered the man swinging a pipe, the sources said.

No officers were hurt in the incident.

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