T Shirt Vendor Shot Dead by Police Officer: Kwesi Ashun Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Kwesi Ashun Biography

Kwesi Ashun Biography

Kwesi Ashun is identified as a suspect who was shot dead by officers after he attacked them as they tried to arrest another man in the Goldmine Nail Salon in Brooklyn on Friday.

Kwesi Ashun Age

He was 33 years old.

Who is Kwesi Ashun

Ashun was known to run a sidewalk stand selling T-shirts and caps that he hand embroidered.

Ashun, a T-shirt vendor who is well known in the neighborhood, apparently rushed into the salon and tried to stop the arrest, attacking the two officers.

Officials said that Ashun went berserk, beating the veteran officer over the head as the rookie tried in vain to subdue him with a Taser.

T-shirt vendor Death

Ashun was declared dead at the scene. The rookie was treated for ringing in his ears. The veteran was rushed to Brookdale Hospital with head injuries and placed in a medically induced coma.

Ashun Friends and Family Response

However, Ashun’s friends and family were outraged at his death, crying and shouting at the New York police officers at the scene.

“He struggled with a mental illness and we desperately tried to get help for him in vain,” his sister, Ama Bartley, 35, told the New York Post.

She said Ashun had an appointment on October 14 with a mobile crisis team from the city’s Department of Health.

But health workers determined after a short visit that he was not a threat to himself or others, he said.

Health status of the New York police officer

The officer, a 21-year-old New York police veteran whose name was not disclosed, remained in a medically induced coma in a critical but stable condition early Saturday, authorities said.

Authorities said the veteran and his rookie companion were singled out by a beauty salon employee on Mother Gaston Boulevard in the Brownsville neighborhood when they passed in a marked apartment van around 5:30 p.m.

Quick facts you need to know

  • The unidentified officer was critical but stable in a medically induced coma on Friday.
  • The suspect Kwesi Ashun, 33, was shot dead by police after attacking with a chair
  • Police say they attacked officers who arrested a man for urinating in a room
  • Taser had no effect on deterring Ashun’s attack, according to police
  • The suspect’s relatives question the police account and say he was mentally ill