Gunman Shoots Man, Opens Fire on Police In Brooklyn

Gunman Shoots Man, Opens Fire on Police In Brooklyn


BROOKLYN — On Friday, around 1:10 a.m., two plain clothed officers assigned to Anti-Crime within the 83 Precinct discovered a 52-year-old male shot in the arm in front of 1266 Madison Street, within the confines of the 83 Precinct.

The officer and sergeant, operating an unmarked department auto, were provided a description of the suspect by the victim, and observed him fleeing the location.

The officers canvassed the area and encountered the suspect on Jefferson Avenue between Evergreen Avenue and Bushwick Avenue. At this time, the suspect turned towards the officers and discharged his firearm multiple times, striking the officer’s vehicle.

The sergeant and officer returned fire, and a foot purist ensued. According to the NY Daily News, 84 shots were fired by police.

Additional uniformed officers from the 83 and 81 Precinct also responded to the location, and the 27-year-old male suspect was struck one time in the left calf, on Jefferson Avenue between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway.

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A .40 caliber Taurus Millennium firearm was recovered at the location next to the suspect. EMS transported the suspect to Kings County Hospital in stable condition. The original shooting victim was removed to Elmhurst General Hospital, via EMS, also in stable condition.

Four officers from the 83 Precinct, including the two plain clothed officers, were removed to Wycoff Hospital , via EMS, for treatment of tinnitus. EMS also removed two additional uniformed officers from the 81 Precinct to Kings County Hospital for treatment of tinnitus. All officers involved are in stable condition.

The investigation remains ongoing. -NYPDNews

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