NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.Man Slashed In Head Inside Times Square Subway Station
At least one other person was shot before officers arrived. A gun was recovered at the scene, police said.
“The male was armed with a gun. They observed a gun in his hands. The officer gave orders for the male to drop the weapon for over a minute. That is on body cam and on witnesses Facebook accounts,” NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said.
Watch as @nypdchiefofdept provides details of tonight’s police involved shooting. After officers responded to a 9-1-1 call for a shot spotter activation in Brooklyn they encountered an armed suspect who had reportedly just shot another male. pic.twitter.com/kFfMCe4cNyREAD MORE: Caught On Camera: Innocent Children Caught In Middle Of Brazen Shooting In The Bronx
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Authorities said the wounded civilian and an NYPD officer were transported to local hospitals. The officer’s condition is not serious.MORE NEWS: 'I Hope This Is The Beginning Of Something': Hundreds Flock To Harlem For Juneteenth Block Party
Monahan said the shooting had nothing to do with Tuesday night’s George Floyd protests around the city.