Sister says gunman slain by NYPD was mentally ill

NEW YORK (AP) — The sister of a man killed by an NYPD officer after he opened fire on the subway says her brother was mentally ill and should have been hospitalized.

The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/ZqwO6W ) that the dead man's sister, Natalie Jourdan, said her brother Peter Jourdan suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.

Two plainclothes police officers were wounded when Peter Jourdan fired at them on a subway train in Brooklyn on Thursday.

One of the officers returned fire and killed the 37-year-old Jourdan, of Allentown, Pa.

Jourdan's sister said her brother should not have been allowed to buy a handgun.

Natalie Jourdan and other family members gathered in Brooklyn on Saturday. They said Jourdan made at least a dozen trips to jails and hospitals but was routinely sent back to the streets.

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