Police say an armed man has been shot and wounded by an officer who was responding to a shooting in the Bronx.
Police say plainclothes officers on patrol heard gunshots just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. They observed a man with a silver firearm and ordered him to drop the gun.
Police say the man pointed his firearm at them and one of the officers fired one round, striking the suspect in the torso.
The suspect was hospitalized in stable condition. No officers were injured.
A possible victim of the suspect was later found with a gunshot wound. He was hospitalized in critical condition.
The following statement was given to the media by NYPD Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison:
Tonight, at approximately 7:50 P.M., 47 precinct anti-crime officers were conducting routine patrol in plain clothes, on White Plains Rd, when they heard 3 to 5 gunshots. The Officers exit their vehicle and observed a male subject with a silver firearm on White Plains Road between Saint Ouen St and Cranford Avenue. The officers yelled, “Police, Don’t Move. Drop the gun”. The male subject then pointed his firearm at the officers and one of the officers discharges 1 round, striking the subject in the torso. The subject then fled on foot, southbound on White Plains Road, then continued eastbound on Cranford Avenue, where the subject ran approximately 200 feet and collapsed and was apprehended by the officers involved. The Sergeant then rendered aid to the subject and requested an ambulance. We later discovered a male shot in the arm, on White Plains Road. The victim is believed to have been involved in a dispute with the subject on White Plains Road, prior to the police shooting incident. The shooting victim is in critical condition at Jacobi hospital. The subject is at Jacobi hospital in stable condition. The officers are at Montefiore North Hospital being treated for Tinnitus. The subject’s firearm, a silver revolver, was recovered next to him.
On Sunday, officers on Staten Island opened fire on a man carrying a knife, killing him and wounding one of the officers at the scene.