Man shot by police in Brownsville gunfight arrested

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This Colt .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun was recovered at the scene where two narcotics officers shot a suspect after he reportedly opened fire at them. Credit: NYPD

UPDATE: Police said Friday that the suspect was struck one time in the right hand, not in the left hand and buttock as they reported earlier.

Cops said they arrested Shaquille Reid, 20, and charged him with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

Metro’s original story is below:

A 20-year-old man was shot by two plainclothes police officers in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn on Thursday evening after he fired at them, cops said.

A police detective and officer from Brooklyn South Narcotics were performing a buy-and-bust operation near 298 Grafton St. around 6 p.m. when they saw the suspect pull out a gun. The officers got out of an unmarked car and began to approach the suspect, who then began firing his Colt .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun at them.

Civilian witnesses heard the cops say “stop” and “get down,” according to the NYPD.

The officers returned fire, striking the suspect in the left hand and buttock, according to police. The suspect was taken to Brookdale Hospital and is in stable condition. Charges against him are pending and the investigation is ongoing.


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