NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD says officers opened fire on an armed suspect early this morning at a subway station in the Bronx.
Police responded shortly after midnight to a 911 call and ShotSpotter alert about a man shooting a gun at the 225th Street station in the Wakefield section.
They found the 27-year-old suspect on the southbound platform, and two officers fired several rounds, striking him once in the left shoulder.
The man was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Web Extra: NYPD Shares Update On Bronx Subway Platform Shooting
Investigators have not released his name but said he does have an extensive criminal history.
“Our officers never hesitate to run towards danger every day to protect our city. This morning’s shooting just underscores the danger that these officers have to live with and the necessity to get illegal weapons off the streets,” NYPD Transit Chief Edward Delatorre said at the scene.
Police also said a .38 caliber semi-automatic gun was recovered on the scene.
The officers were hospitalized for evaluation but were not hurt.
Below is a picture of the firearm recovered from the perpetrator involved in tonight’s shooting incident in the Bronx. pic.twitter.com/hifctT24Jk
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 16, 2019
It’s unclear whether anyone else was on the subway platform at the time. BX39 and BXM11 buses are being detoured around the area.
Update: Flatbush Av-bound 2 trains are running on the express track from 241 St to Gun Hill Road because of an ongoing police investigation at 225 St.
241 St-bound 2 trains are bypassing 225 St.
For service to/from bypassed stations, take a 241 St-bound 2 train or Bx39 bus. pic.twitter.com/axjHvDFzrq
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) October 16, 2019
The Bronx shooting came just hours after police shot and killed another suspect in Brooklyn.