NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect is in crucial situation after being shot within the leg by an officer in Brooklyn.
It occurred round 10 p.m. Thursday on Church Avenue close to thirty fourth Road in East Flatbush.
Police stated two officers responded to a 911 name of a person with a gun inside a retailer. It’s not clear if it was a theft in progress, however police say when officers arrived, they confronted the suspect inside the shop and tried to take him into custody.
That’s when the suspect began operating and was “noticed with a firearm in his hand,” NYPD Chief of Patrol Terence A. Monahan stated.
“One police officer discharged one spherical, putting the suspect within the leg,” Monahan stated.
Police stated the suspect continued operating north on East thirty fourth Road, however was apprehended.
“A firearm was recovered on the scene, which was later decided to be a BB gun,” Monahan stated.
The suspect didn’t hearth the BB gun through the incident, CBS2’s Magdalena Doris reported. He was taken to Kings County Hospital, the place he’s listed in essential situation.
Police haven’t launched the suspect’s identify, however sources say he does have prior arrests, together with theft, Doris reported.
The officers weren’t injured.