A family feud between neighbors at the St. Nicholas Houses in Harlem developed into a confrontation between 65-year-old Sylvester, holding a six-inch knife and reportedly intoxicated, and an undercover vice cop, who fatally shot Sylvester when he refused to drop the weapon.

ID: 1749

Victms Name: Melvin Sylvester
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Race:

City: New York City
County: New York
State: NY
Zip Code: 10027
Country: United States of America

Agency: City of New York Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: A family feud between neighbors at the St. Nicholas Houses in Harlem developed into a confrontation between 65-year-old Sylvester, holding a six-inch knife and reportedly intoxicated, and an undercover vice cop, who fatally shot Sylvester when he refused to drop the weapon.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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