A Brooklyn man was in critical but stable condition Sunday after entering a unmarked police car and taking a sergeant’s gun.
The NYPD said the man, 25, entered the unmarked car through a rear passenger door around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, which was stopped at a traffic light at Nostrand Avenue and Avenue D.
The man and a sergeant sitting in the front seat struggled, according to police, and the firearm discharged. The suspect, who has not yet been identified by police, was able to get the gun away from the sergeant, left the car with the firearm and tried to run away.
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Three uniformed officers on patrol responded, police said, and told the man to put the gun down. The man and two of the officers then “exchange gunfire.” Another officer who was in the police car exited and shot his gun.
The man was hit in the torso and leg, and was taken to Kings County Hospital. None of the NYPD members were shot, and the sergeant and officers involved were taken to Methodist Hospital, treated for ringing of the ears, and released.
The police said the investigation continues and charges are pending.