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Suspect Arrested In July 4 Shooting That Wounded NYPD Officer

Police: Michael Faison Was Picked Up Outside A McDonald's In Maine
Officer Jamil Sarwar

NYPD Officer Jamil Sarwar was shot and wounded in Brooklyn late Thursday, July 4. (Credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have arrested a suspect in the July 4 shooting of an NYPD officer at the Cypress Hills Houses in Brooklyn.

Investigators said Michael Faison was being held Wednesday on charges of criminal possession of a weapon.

He was being questioned Wednesday in the shooting of Officer Jamil Sarwar. The 30-year-old cop was wounded in the leg during the incident at the public housing development in East New York.

Investigators said Sarwar and his partner, who were stationed in a TerraHawk vehicle in front of the building, responded to a call of shots fired in the housing complex when they heard a hail of gunfire and ran for cover.

“They get in front of 365 Fountain Ave., which is inside the housing complex, when they hear additional shots fired,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said at the time. “They go into 365 Fountain to take cover. When they’re inside, they realize that Officer Sarwar has been shot in the right thigh.”

Sarwar was released from the hospital the day after the shooting.

Police said Faison was picked up at McDonald’s in Maine.

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