Police Shoot, Injure Man in Brownsville Gunfight, NYPD Says

By Ben FractenbergBryan Graham and Julie Shapiro  on March 21, 2013 7:10pm  | Updated on March 22, 2013 11:57am

BROOKLYN — Police shot and injured a man in a gunfight in Brownsville Thursday evening, officials said.

The undercover detective and officer were sitting in an unmarked car at 298 Grafton St., near Livonia Avenue, just after 6 p.m. when they saw Shaquille Reid, 20, pull out a gun, the NYPD said.

The officers, from Brooklyn South Narcotics, got out of the car and headed toward the man, who began firing at them, police said. The officers returned fire, striking Reid once in the right hand, cops said Friday. 

Reid was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he was in stable condition Thursday evening, officials said. 

The two officers, who were working on a buy-and-bust drug operation at the time of the shooting, were taken to Kings County Hospital for tinnitus.

The owner of a garage on Grafton Street near the shooting said he heard 10 to 15 gunshots and raced outside.

"I saw everyone running," said the man, who did not give his name.

Police recovered the Reid's weapon, a Colt .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, officials said.

Reid was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing, police said.

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