NYPD Officer In Critical Condition After Being Shot In Brooklyn; Alleged Gunman In Custody

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New York City police officer was shot and wounded in Brooklyn after responding to a radio call of shots being fired in Bushwick Tuesday night.  The alleged gunman was in police custody late Tuesday night, but no formal charges had been filed.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Officer Kevin Brennan was shot at the Bushwick House, which is a housing project.  The alleged gunman, who officials named as Louis “Baby” Ortiz, is also wanted in connection with a homicide earlier this month, Bloomberg said.

Speaking at a news conference at Bellevue Hospital, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Brennan was struck by a bullet in the base of his skull by a suspect running away from responding NYPD officers.

Kelly said the officer responded to shots fired near 140 Moore St.  He said that three individuals were running from that building.  One of the individuals, who police recognized from past encounters, was followed into 370 Bushwick Ave.

Kelly said that during that chase, Brennan was shot once and that he returned fire.  It is unclear if the suspect was struck.

Kelly said officer Brennan was “one lucky young man.”  He is expected to survive, but is currently in critical, but stable condition.

Please stay with CBSNewYork.com throughout Wednesday morning for more on this developing story.

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  1. Toby Mason says:

    Why do people get all bent out of shape everytime some cop gets clipped in the line of duty? Getting shot at comes with the job!

    http://www.AnonyWeb.tk

    1. Louis is a Latin Queen says:

      People shouldn’t complain when ghetto thug criminals get shot. It goes with the life of crime.

  2. Luis Ortiz is a Spanish Seaking KNEE GROW says:

    Latinas …..this is why you don’t sleep with a KNEE GROW!!!! You’ve ruined the race with these stupid savages. All you produced is a Spanish speaking KNEE GROW!!!

    1. jack snow says:

      fu,,,,,,,,,,,kkkk u krack ker,,,,fungo do pa

      1. Me Tarzan U Ghetto Monkey says:

        Don’t you have an old woman to rape and rob?

        1. U R A BUTT_PUPPET says:

          He’s with your mother as we speak.

          1. Me Tarzan U Ghetto Monkey says:

            That’s okay I’am with your mother and your dad is watching the action. She says I’am better than your daddy monkey boy. So little time so many monkeys to train. Your next though

          2. U R A BUTT_PUPPET is a prison Bee itch says:

            Don’t you have a banana to peel?

  3. Dave says:

    It’s a damm shame what happened to Brooklyn, I grew up there on Ocean Ave &
    Church. Than moved to 645 Ocean, I remember my grandparents hanging out
    downstairs at night with others and just talking. Went to Erasmus Hall, and Brooklyn
    College. Had my own business on Kingshighway and Coney Island Ave.Went back to drive thru two years ago and was shocked. Moved to Calif. and love it. No more Winters.

  4. 25yoj says:

    A famous quote from the crown heights riots” napalm the hood”

  5. Frank Rizzo says:

    ALL of these recently police involved shootings have happened on one particular side of Flatbush Avenue (which runs the entirety of Bklyn and pretty much divides it 50/50). Maybe that particular side needs to to take lessons from the other one which makes it look like Mr Rogers’ neighbourhood. Just a thought.

  6. Psychic says:

    Get rid of the projects and the trash that live there

  7. part of the long blue line says:

    gotcha louissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss. time to bring back some of the tried & true methods from the spanish inquisition. note to the public defender & rev al – the victim here is a new york cop, his wife and baby girl. any other attempts at sympathy fall on deaf ears. justice for officer brennan!

  8. MR MARA says:

    THIS IS SUCH A NON-STORY,THE ONLY STORY IS OUR BOYS IN BLUE,THE NY GIANTS THE REAL HEROES,NOT THE NYPD,NOT THE ARMED FORCES…THE NY GIANTS IN THE SUPER BOWL

    1. Mother Mara says:

      The story is how your mom slept with the Giants Team.

  9. ERIC CARR says:

    SPEEDY RECOVERY TO THE MAN IN BLUE….

    FIND THESE MOONCRICKETS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Black dude says:

    We blacks needs to get offs the cracks

    1. Reply says:

      Actually the perp is a Male Hispanic! “Louis Oritz”.. Reading AND comprehension is fundamental!

      1. usaidit says:

        Sometimes, such as this instance, there isn’t much of a difference.

  11. sammy says:

    “Housing Project” surprise surprise……

  12. al farkas says:

    New York is on its way to becoming Newark

  13. charlesincharge says:

    check that. just call a friggin airstrike in and level the whole place.

    1. yknipp says:

      totally agree

    2. rocky says:

      iI Second that emotions

  14. Bronson says:

    hunt them down and disappear them.

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