Officials said police shot an armed 23-year-old man in East New York, Brooklyn, on Monday. The man allegedly pointed this gun at the cops. Credit: NYPD
Police shot a 23-year-old man who allegedly pointed a gun at officers after a chase in Brooklyn early Monday morning, officials said.
A patrol sergeant and officer responded to a 911 call of a disorderly group at Liberty Avenue and Van Siclen avenues in East New York around 4:30 a.m., police said. A man in the group was suspected of having a gun.
When the police approached the suspect, he ran and a chase ensued, according to the NYPD.
The officers chased him for two blocks until he turned and pointed his gun at them near the corner of Liberty Avenue and Hinsdale Street, police said.
The police officer then shot the suspect, hitting him in the torso.
The man was rushed to Brookdale Hospital where he is in stable condition, police said.
The police were not injured but treated for ringing ears at Jamaica Hospital.
The NYPD said a loaded 9mm gun was recovered at the scene. Charges against the suspect, who was not immediately identified, are pending.