NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A suspect is in custody after shots were fired and a 3-hour standoff followed in Brooklyn.
The incident began as the FBI was serving at Maple Street and Nostrand Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens at around 5:30 a.m. FBI agents fired two shots during the raid, though no injuries were reported.
A standoff ensued, which ended when the suspect was removed from the apartment on a stretcher shortly after 8 a.m.
During the arrest, the apartment’s windows were breached.
The suspect, identified as Wilbert Bryant, 54, was being sought in connection with a 2017 shooting death and robbery at an Ozone Park business. In that incident, a 53-year-old victim was shot in the head and killed in front of his son.
“A little before 7 o’clock the cops came and were banging on the door,” said Genevieve Barbot, a neighbor who lives across the street. She was woken up and told to go into the hallway.
“They told us we had to evacuate the apartment because our windows faced the street,” she said.
Bryant faces 10 years to life in prison if convicted. He is due back in court Jan. 24.