NYPD: Off-Duty Officer Shoots Man In Wheelchair Who Fired Weapon In Brooklyn


An investigation is underway after an off-duty NYPD officer shot a man in a wheelchair in Brooklyn.

The incident happened at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday in East Flatbush.

According to the NYPD, the 30-year-old man discharged a firearm toward the front of 145 East 43rd Street, where the off-duty officer was present. Police say there was a party was going on near Church Avenue, in the direction where the man was shooting.

The officer returned fire, striking the man in the hip.

The suspect was taken to Brookdale Hospital where is in stable condition and in police custody.

The wheelchair-bound shooter has several prior arrests, police said.

The officer was not injured, but was removed to Methodist Hospital for evaluation.

A .38 caliber revolver was recovered at the scene.

(Yossi Taub – YWN)