Police-Involved Shooting Leaves Suspect Dead In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities said an undercover New York City police officer shot and killed a man after he pulled a gun on him during a buy and bust operation with two gun traffickers on Wednesday night.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said it happened just before 8 p.m. in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn after the suspect pulled a semiautomatic pistol on his accomplice to fake a robbery and then turned the gun on the officer, who was carrying $4,000 in cash.

Brown said the officer fired three times, striking the man an unknown number of times. The victim’s accomplice picked up the gun and fled into a nearby building, but was later apprehended.

The undercover officer was not shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The weapon was recovered.

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  • EL

    Also, started as a german neighborhood i believe.. so things and people change. there may be wave of hipsters or they may come to stay. you never know

  • EL

    hey mike, you realize bushwick was italians before it was “yours” right?

  • Alfie Romero


  • eeeeee

    I;’ve been in Bushwick for years. The place gets whiter and whiter by the day. Give it another 5 years and the Latinos will be pushed out.

  • Capt Lou

    Plus one for the NYPD, minus one for the bad guys.

  • f

    thats y nypd was flying chopper low in the middle of the night

  • joe for mayor

    crime is down mike bloomberg

  • Radek U

    Yeah, the white Hipsters who think it’s cool to live in Brooklyn, and get mugged at night while riding their bicycles back from the Bohemian bars. Idiots

  • HAM

    do you even know who lives in Bushwick, dummy? They probably werent black.

    • Nick9075 NYC

      I thought it was now mostly yuppies & hipsters moving to Bushwick which is supposed to be the new Williamsburg in 5 years.

      Buy and Bust operation with drugs involved?? Sounds like something from 22 years ago before all these Midwestern transplants took over Brooklyn.

      • HAM

        they have not taken over. the majority of the people who live here are still lower income latins.

      • mike torres

        it aint gonna happen latino’s aint going no where. whites move in and move out quick they see how the hood is. they can’t change it no matter what.. bushwick is our’s..

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