NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.Summit One Vanderbilt Observation Deck Opens In Midtown
At least one other person was shot before officers arrived. A gun was recovered at the scene, police said.READ MORE: Police On Hunt For Occupant Of Black Or Dark Blue Honda Wanted In Westfield, N.J. Home Invasion And Sexual Assault
“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/kFfMCe4cNy
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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: Street Teams Canvas Neighborhoods To Bring Medical Care To Vulnerable New Yorkers
Monahan said the shooting had nothing to do with Tuesday night’s George Floyd protests around the city.