Police Shoot Gun-Wielding Suspect in East New York

By Julie Shapiro on February 12, 2013 9:42pm 

 The .38 caliber revolver recovered after police shot a gun-wielding suspect in East New York Feb. 12, 2013.
The .38 caliber revolver recovered after police shot a gun-wielding suspect in East New York Feb. 12, 2013.
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BROOKLYN — Police shot and wounded a gun-wielding suspect outside of an East New York home Tuesday afternoon, the NYPD said.

An NYPD sergeant and four officers responded to 456 Glenmore Ave., near Wyona Street, just before 5:30 p.m., in response to a tip that someone was living there illegally, police said. 

When the officers arrived, a 31-year-old man peered out the front window at them and then headed out the back door, armed with a .38 caliber revolver, police said.

An officer stationed behind the house ordered the man to drop the weapon, and when he did not do so, the officer fired a single shot, hitting the suspect in the torso, the NYPD said.

The suspect was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition, police said.

The officer was taken to North Shore Hospital for observation.

Charges are pending against the suspect.

The shooting came one day after police shot and wounded a 16-year-old boy who was firing blanks from a Brownsville rooftop.

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