NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A New York City police officer accidentally shot a bullet into a Brooklyn apartment narrowly missing a mother and her 4-month-old daughter Tuesday afternoon, according to a neighbor.
“It was really frightening, they were pretty shook up,” Becky Kay told 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks.
However, Wednesday afternoon, the NYPD told 1010 WINS that there was a stray bullet fired, but that it didn’t come close to striking Holly Morrison or her child.
1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks Speaks With A Neighbor
Kay, who lives next door to Morrison said the entire incident was shocking. The stray bullet shattered the window of Morrison’s second-floor apartment on Atlantic Avenue. Morrison, a schoolteacher, was hosting a play date with other moms and their children at the time of the incident.
“It was in the middle of the afternoon. I’m pretty sure our neighbor, she told us they were having like a mom and baby group over — there were about six moms there and six babies and they’re new to the city to top it off,” Kay said.
The incident apparently occurred around 1 p.m. while officers were in pursuit of a man who was allegedly behind the wheel of a stolen 2011 Nissan Rogue.
The vehicle apparently got stuck between an ice truck and a trailer being used by a film crew near the production set of the show ”Pan Am” in Downtown Brooklyn.
The officer’s gun apparently discharged after the driver put the vehicle in reverse nearly mowing the cop down.
“I was sitting on the couch with other moms and their babies when a bullet came through the window, above my head,” Morrison told the Daily News. “He could have killed us. Two feet lower and it would have killed me.”
Kay told 1010 WINS that police were at the apartment “for a very long time.”
“You know, they’re really good people, but they were shook up about it and we were all just shocked that it was actually police officer’s gun,” she said.
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