NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect was injured early Monday morning in a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn.
It happened around 4:30 a.m. in the area of Liberty Avenue and Van Siclen Avenue in East New York.
Officers were responding to a call about a disorderly group with reports that one of the men in the group had a gun, police said.
When officers arrived, police said a 23-year-old man fled on foot as cops approached. After chasing the suspect for about two blocks, police said he turned and pointed a gun at the cops.
That’s when one of the officers fired at the suspect, hitting him in the torso.
A witness named Carmen told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck she heard at least four shots.
“This is crazy,” Carmen said. “I’m scared…I told my daughter be careful [there’s a] shooting outside.”
The suspect was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Police said a gun was also recovered at the scene. Charges against the suspect are pending.
The officers weren’t hurt, but police said they were taken to the hospital for tinnitus.
This is the second police-involved shooting in East New York since Sunday.
The first one happened around 3 a.m. in the area of Dewitt Avenue and Hinsdale Street.
Police said plainclothes officers saw 19-year-old Moses Santana as he appeared to adjust an item in his waistband.
When the officers stopped and displayed their badges, police said Santana took off, pulled out a gun and turned with the weapon in his hand. That’s when police said one of the officers fired one shot, missing him.
Santana was arrested on several charges including resisting arrest, attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said. A .45 caliber gun was recovered, police said.
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