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Noel Polanco Death: Family Of National Guardsman Killed By NYPD To Meet With Queens DA Richard Brown

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By Paul DeBenedetto, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

QUEENS — The family of the National Guardsman killed by an NYPD detective during a traffic stop last week is meeting with the office investigating the 22-year-old's death on Thursday, officials said late Wednesday.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown reached out to Polanco's mother, Cecilia Reyes, and asked her to meet Thursday morning, one week after her son's tragic death on the Grand Central Parkway, a spokesman for Brown's office said.

The spokesman declined to comment on the details of the meeting.

Polanco was pulled over on the morning of Oct. 4 by the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit after allegedly driving erratically on the Grand Central Parkway.

Sources said Det. Hassan Hamdy of the ESU approached the car yelling "Put your hands up!" and fired one shot after he allegedly saw Polanco reach down to grab an object.

No weapon was found in the car, but police did find a yellow power drill.

Brown's office is investigating the death alongside the NYPD's internal affairs bureau.

Polanco's wake was scheduled be held at the Leo. F. Kearns Funeral Home at 61-40 Woodhaven Blvd. in Rego Park on Wednesday and Thursday night from 6 to 10 p.m., a representative from the funeral home said.

On Friday, there will be a funeral service at Eternal Love Baptist church at 54-07 99th St.

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