NYPD detective shot dead after gunman opened fire on marked police vehicle in Brooklyn

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NYPD detective injured in Brooklyn shooting

NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said uniformed officers from the 73rd Precinct were patrolling a marked NYPD vehicle in the area of ​​Pitkin Avenue and Legion Street around 4:30 p.m. when an individual was walking near them “suddenly and without provocation” pulled out a gun and opened fire.

Police officials say they believe the shooter was attempting to hit a white vehicle traveling northbound on Legion Street, but at least one bullet struck the driver’s side window of the NYPD vehicle, shattering the glass.

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The detective driving was injured in the arm. Officials said they are still determining whether the detective was hit by a bullet or injured by the broken glass.

According to police, officers then exited the vehicle and pursued the shooter, who slipped into a nearby yard, causing officers to lose sight of him.

Officers recovered a firearm from the back of a building on Legion Street.

Police said they have established a “frozen zone” in the area and the search for the shooter is ongoing.

The injured detective was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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“Increasingly, we need every branch of the criminal justice system to participate in this fight, and we feel that is not the case. And today, among all other decisions, the Court supreme makes the ruling which basically states that our job is gonna get harder our job is gonna get harder too many guns on our streets with too many bad people coming back to our streets to do bad things to innocent people said Mayor Eric Adams.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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Press conference with Mayor Eric Adams and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell expected soon

Mayor Eric Adams and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell are expected to hold a live briefing on the shooting soon.

6:05 p.m.

Sources: The suspect is believed to be inside an apartment building, a weapon was recovered from the scene


NYPD: Gunman shoots officers in marked patrol car in Brooklyn

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Sources told TSWT that the suspect is believed to be in an apartment building at the scene and a weapon has been recovered.

Police say the officer who was shot was driving a marked NYPD patrol car when someone opened fire on them.

Two officers were in the vehicle. An officer was grazed on the arm. The windows of the patrol car were also damaged.

The FDNY said the officer who was shot and the other officer were both taken to the hospital for treatment.

5:03 p.m.

Police are urging people to avoid the area of ​​the shooting

Police are encouraging people to avoid Pitkin Avenue and Legion Street due to the investigation and first responder activity in the area.

4:55 p.m.

Officer injured in arm, rushed to hospital

An NYPD officer was shot in the arm Thursday afternoon, police said.

It happened at Legion Street and Pitkin Avenue in Brownsville around 4:30 p.m.

The officer was rushed to Kings County Hospital and is expected to survive.

There was no immediate word on the circumstances leading up to the shooting.

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