NYPD: Officer Shoots Gunman Who Was Firing At Police

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man is in stable condition Sunday after a police-involved shooting in Harlem.

Police say just before 6:30 p.m. two uniformed officers approached a group of men in front of the Drew Hamilton Houses on Frederick Douglass Boulevard. One of the men, identified by police as 23-year-old Frankie Nunez, broke away.

“I heard four shots, one then pow pow pow,” witness Greg Cleghorne told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin.

The officers followed and, they said, he pulled a .45 caliber handgun and fired twice at the officers.

“The white cop was trying to catch him and he tried to go over the car but the cop couldn’t catch him so the black cop standing at the yellow line in the middle of street shot him,” said witness Jasmine Little.

“He got up and tried to jump over those two cars the truck and the van and that’s when the cop shot him,” another witness said.

Nunez was struck once in the chest and once in the leg. He’s at Harlem Hospital in stable condition. The officers were not shot.

“Please change this system. It’s not working. It’s not working,” one resident told police.

Police were pressed by concerned residents for more answers as officers check local surveillance cameras.

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  1. NYCsewer says:

    According to a witness that wishes to remain anonymous has come forward saying Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman. He says Martin was on top of him while Zimmerman was screaming for “help”. According to police, his story matched that of Zimmerman and it could be the reason he is still a free man today.

    The police say Zimmerman was bleeding from the face and head. They also said the back of his shirt was grass stained and wet which would be a validation that a struggle had taken place.

    Friday night on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Zimmerman’s lawyer said his “client sustained a broken nose and a head laceration on the night of the incident”.

  2. NYCsewer says:

    PRESIDENT BARRACK HUSEIN OBAMAs son would look like this young man if he had one

  3. Anonymous says:

    Jessica,

    Cops have families to go home to also. If you were a cop and someone was shooting at you would you just stand there and get shoot.
    Word of advice don’t shoot at cops they have a legal license to protect them self’s and the community they are protecting.

  4. jessica says:

    THE SYSTEM IS TWISTED…. I PRAY THE YOUNG MAN MAKE IT THROUGH… REALLY THE POLICE R WAY 2 TRIGGER HAPPY WHEN IT COMES DOWN 2 ANY OTHER RACE EXCEPT WHITE… COPS ARE MORE WICKED N TWISTED THEN A SERIAL KILLER RUNNING AROUND

    1. Alex Everett says:

      I think you’re a little confused, kid.

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