NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)– Two men have been arrested following an exchange of gunfire with police officers in Brooklyn Tuesday, officials said.
Zaquan Footman, 23, of Brooklyn, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm, police said. Dontre Bradley, 20, of Brooklyn, was also arrested. He had been wanted on a warrant, police said.
The incident happened around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Farragut Houses public housing development, just west of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and south of the DUMBO and Vinegar Hill neighborhoods. The officers were in plain clothes, officials told CBS2.
Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said an 84th Precinct sergeant and three officers were on patrol near the building at 177 Sands St. and were looking for Bradley. They found him and tried to stop him, when Footman pulled out a gun and fired at the officers, Maddrey said.
Footman was shot in the wrist and ran off, police said. He was later found inside an apartment where he was arrested. Police said Bradley also fled the scene initially, but was immediately located and arrested.
The officers were not injured, but were transported to New York Methodist Hospital for treatment and evaluation.
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