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Suspect Charged With Allegedly Pointing Gun At Police In Harlem

Police Fired Shots At Suspect As He Fled
Police say that a suspect ditched this firearm during a chase in Harlem. (Credit Handout)

Police say that a suspect ditched this firearm during a chase in Harlem. (Credit Handout)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A suspect who prompted police to fire shots in Harlem was slapped with multiple charges Saturday evening.

John Bradley, 27, was charged with assault of a police officer with a deadly weapon, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief.

Officers heard shots ring out just before 3 a.m. Saturday near 111th Street and Lenox Avenue. They allegedly saw the suspect with a gun in his hand as they rushed to the scene.

An officer exited his vehicle to approach the suspect and the suspect pointed the weapon in his direction, according to police.

Two other officers fired at the suspect who then fled on foot. He apparently was not hit, and was apprehended near West 112th Street and Fifth Avenue.

As the suspect fled the scene officers observed him throwing a firearm. The weapon, a silver Smith and Wesson .357, was later recovered by police.

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