Bryant Adams Jackson Jr., 28, (pictured) was fatally shot on Wednesday in a shootout that involved members of the FBI and the Westchester County Safe Streets task force. His mother said Adams was not involved in any type of illegal activity and that he was a father-of-five visiting from Georgia
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A gang suspect was killed and a veteran detective was critically injured during an FBI anti-gun task force sting operation-gone-wrong in Yonkers.  

Detective Brian Menton, who was assigned to the Westchester County Safe Streets task force, was conducting a sting operation to buy a firearm inside a convenience store around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. 

As he went to arrest three suspects alongside several fellow officers, one of the men tried to push past and escape, cops said. That’s when one of the suspects fired a shot from his pocket, striking Menton.  

The suspect was later identified by relatives as Bryant Adams Jackson Jr., 28. 

After firing the shot, he was quickly killed by an FBI agent inside the bodega, located near Elm and Linden streets, NBC reported. 

Menton’s twin brother, an FBI agent who was also working the scene, rushed him to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was taken into surgery. 

Jackson Jr. was taken to the St. Joseph’s hospital but was declared dead shortly after, Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller said. 

His distraught mother spoke with reporters near the hospital, blasting the officers who shot her son.

‘[They] won’t let me identify his body, nothing. [They] just killed my child, and now you’re telling me, what do you want me to do?’ a distraught woman claiming to be Adams’ mother told NBC. ‘He should be alive’

‘I want to see my son! I have been to Jacoby, St. John’s … just to find my son was laying right there in St. Joseph’s hospital,’ she added.

The woman also said Adams was not involved in any type of illegal activity and that he was a father-of-five visiting from Georgia, News12 reported. 

Menton, who was set to retire in the upcoming week after 27 years with the Yonkers Police Department, suffered injuries to his colon, intestines and kidneys.

He lost a ‘tremendous amount of blood,’ but is expected to survive, Mueller said.   

Menton was in plainclothes at the time of the shooting so he did not have a body camera on. Surveillance video from the bodega was retrieved, police said. 

Two other suspects are in custody. 

Bryant Adams Jackson Jr., 28, (pictured) was fatally shot on Wednesday in a shootout that involved members of the FBI and the Westchester County Safe Streets task force. His mother said Adams was not involved in any type of illegal activity and that he was a father-of-five visiting from Georgia

Bryant Adams Jackson Jr., 28, (pictured) was fatally shot on Wednesday in a shootout that involved members of the FBI and the Westchester County Safe Streets task force. His mother said Adams was not involved in any type of illegal activity and that he was a father-of-five visiting from Georgia

A veteran detective was critically injured during the FBI anti-gun task force sting operation gone wrong in Yonkers

A veteran detective was critically injured during the FBI anti-gun task force sting operation gone wrong in Yonkers

Detective Brian Menton was also shot in the abdomen by a suspect, who was then fatally shot by an FBI agent inside a bodega near Elm and Linden streets

Detective Brian Menton was also shot in the abdomen by a suspect, who was then fatally shot by an FBI agent inside a bodega near Elm and Linden streets

The suspect was apparently shot by an FBI agent part of the Westchester County Safe Streets task force

The suspect was apparently shot by an FBI agent part of the Westchester County Safe Streets task force 

Menton's twin brother, an FBI agent who was also working the scene, rushed him to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was taken into surgery

Menton’s twin brother, an FBI agent who was also working the scene, rushed him to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was taken into surgery

A woman claiming to be Adams' mother said he was not involved in any type of illegal activity and that he was a father-of-five visiting from Georgia

A woman claiming to be Adams’ mother said he was not involved in any type of illegal activity and that he was a father-of-five visiting from Georgia

The altercation on Wednesday reportedly began outside of the bodega. 

The Westchester County Safe Streets task force along with members of the FBI attempted to make the arrests before two suspects went inside the bodega. 

Adams allegedly pushed past Menton before opening fire from his pocket and shooting the veteran officer in the abdomen.    

An FBI agent working the case then fatally shot Adams. 

The Westchester County Safe Streets task force along with members of the FBI attempted to make the arrests before two suspects went inside the bodega. A third suspect pushed past Menton before opening fire from his pocket and shooting the veteran officer in the abdomen

The Westchester County Safe Streets task force along with members of the FBI attempted to make the arrests before two suspects went inside the bodega. A third suspect pushed past Menton before opening fire from his pocket and shooting the veteran officer in the abdomen

A police officer responds to the scene of the shooting in Yonkers

A police officer responds to the scene of the shooting in Yonkers 

The suspect, 'a father-of-five from Georgia' was also taken to the hospital but was declared dead shortly after, Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller said

The suspect, ‘a father-of-five from Georgia’ was also taken to the hospital but was declared dead shortly after, Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller said

'Earlier today, members of our Westchester County Safe Streets task force were involved in a shooting incident in Yonkers, NY...' the FBI tweeted on Wednesday

‘Earlier today, members of our Westchester County Safe Streets task force were involved in a shooting incident in Yonkers, NY…’ the FBI tweeted on Wednesday

Commissioner Mueller said at a press conference that Menton’s condition is critical but he is stable. 

Menton, who had nearly three decades with the department, was set to retire next week. He was not wearing a body camera as he was undercover, police said.   

Two illegal guns were recovered at the scene and two suspects are in custody, police said. 

‘Earlier today, members of our Westchester County Safe Streets task force were involved in a shooting incident in Yonkers, NY. As this is an ongoing investigation, we have no further information to provide at this time,’ the FBI tweeted on Wednesday. 

Governor Kathy Hochul also tweeted: ‘Our hearts are with the entire Yonkers community today. We are ready to assist @YonkersPD &  @NewYorkFBI however needed.’  

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