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2nd suspect in custody after Staten Island shooting with NYPD: Report

Authorities say the man had fled after an accomplice exchanged gunfire with NYPD officers Thursday morning.

A second suspect was taken into custody on Thursday, hours after an early morning shootout with police officers in Staten Island, NY1 is reporting.

The man had fled after an accomplice allegedly fired at officers who had responded to the Charleston section at 1 a.m., on a call of shots fired in the area.

A sergeant and police officer who had responded exchanged gunfire with another man, who allegedly emerged from the side of a building and began firing at them, police said. He was armed with a 9mm Glock 26, and had on body armor vest, police officials said.

Officers shot him several times in the leg and once in the arm, and he may have also been shot in the vest, police said. He was taken to Staten Island University Medical Center North in stable condition.

The second suspect, who police had described as 25 years old and armed and dangerous, is now in custody. He had run into the woods, and remained at large for several hours.

Police recovered at the scene a semiautomatic AR-15 assault rifle, which may have been fired in that area in the woods, along with a hunting knife, in addition to the Glock, officials said.

The officers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The incident follows two other police-involved shootings in Brooklyn on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Police officers fatally shot two men in those separate confrontations hours apart.

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