Man fatally shot by police after alleged attack
Spring Valley police say an officer was forced to shoot and kill a Haitian immigrant who attacked him outside a bar early this morning. Spring Valley Police Chief Paul Modica says the incident took place shortly after 3:30 a.m. near El Buen Gusto Bar on East Furman Avenue. He says 48-year-old Herve Gilles was apparently drunk, violent and resisting arrest when he was shot in the head and torso by a fellow officer. Security staff at the bar say they called police several times because Gilles was throwing rocks after being thrown out. Police say the responding officer was hit with a stick and had bite marks on his body. He was taken to a nearby hospital and released. Members of the village's Haitian community say they want an outside investigation into the shooting. For extended footage of the fatal police shooting in Spring Valley, click on iO Extra on Channel 612.
Spring Valley Haitians want answers after shooting