NEW YORK CITY -- (WPIX) -- Police fired at a man in Harlem three times, hitting him once in the hip, after the man told them he had a gun and pointed what turned out to be a wallet at them, officials said.
Officers responded to the building following a report of a man with a gun on the 4th floor of a West 114th Street building. Three officers took the elevator up and spotted a man who matched the reported description.
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. "