Two Men in Custody in Brooklyn Police Shooting (NYPD)
Two Men in Custody in Brooklyn Police Shooting
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A New York City Police officer is in serious condition after being wounded in what may have been a shootout in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
It happened at around 4:10 this morning at Prospect Place and Sixth Avenue near Prospect Park. Hours later, police stormed a brownstone on St. Mark's Avenue and took two suspects into custody.
A police spokesman says the officer was shot once in either the shoulder or the side of the chest. He was conscious when rushed to Methodist Hospital.
Police cordoned off an SUV a few blocks from the scene. It's believed the white Acura MDX was used as the getaway car.
The shooting came less than six weeks after an off-duty officer, John Lopez, was shot by a man who tried to hijack Lopez' car to make a getaway from a bank robbery in Queens, according to police.
Lopez, hit once in the thigh as he chased the shooter and an accomplice, returned fire and seriously wounded his attacker, police said. Lopez returned home from a hospital the next day.
In October, an off-duty police sergeant was shot while trying to save a man who was begging for his life, police said.
Sgt. James Rector confronted and exchanged gunfire with a teenager who was holding a gun to another man's head in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, according to police. Rector, 34, was wounded in the leg and buttocks, and Eric Hines, 17, was killed.
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An undercover New York City Police officer is in serious condition after being wounded in a shootout in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
As many as 10 shots were exchanged at around 4:10 this morning at Prospect Place and Sixth Avenue near Prospect Park. The wounded cop was among four officers in an unmarked police vehicle. At least two suspects were in another vehicle. Hours later, police stormed a brownstone at 33 St. Mark's Avenue and took two suspects into custody.
Neighbors describe the building as a known crack den.
The officer was shot in the back near the shoulder and his bullet-proof vest may have saved his life. He was in surgery and was expected to survive.
Police cordoned off an SUV a few blocks from the shooting scene. It's believed the white Acura MDX was used as the getaway car. A woman who was behind the wheel was questioned, but her involvement is unclear.