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NYPD: Officer Shoots Gunman Who Was Firing At Police

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Police-involved shooting in Harlem (credit: CBS 2)

Police-involved shooting in Harlem (credit: CBS 2)

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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