NYPD officer shot during shootout with suspected gang member

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UPDATED 9:32 AM PT – Thursday, May 13, 2021

A New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer was shot several times while responding to calls of gunfire in Brooklyn. The incident took place Wednesday night.

The 28-year-old officer was shot three times, including once through his bulletproof vest, before firing back at the 26-year-old suspect. The officer hit him in the leg.

Officials said officers were responding to a gunfight between rival gangs that initially sparked from a fatal shooting, which led to a car crash. It’s unclear at this time if the officer’s shooting and the fatal car shooting are linked.

Both the officer and suspect were taken to a local hospital in stable condition. Meanwhile, a gun was recovered at the scene. Police confirmed the suspect had numerous prior arrests and investigation is underway.

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