NYPD Officer Shot in Leg by Gunman During Call Near School

Dec. 21, 2022
An NYPD officer was rushed to the hospital in a squad car after he was wounded in the leg when he confronted a man during a domestic disturbance call near a Brooklyn school.

By Thomas Tracy

Source New York Daily News

An NYPD officer was shot in the leg Wednesday during a clash with a gunman near a Brooklyn school, police sources said.

The officer, a patrolman for the 79th Precinct, was responding to a domestic dispute on Gates Ave. near Franklin Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant when a man involved in the clash pulled a gun and opened fire about 9 a.m., the sources said.

The shooting took place about a block from Public School 56, the Lewis H. Latimer School.

The cop was struck in the lower leg. His fellow officers rushed the six-year NYPD veteran to Kings County Hospital in a squad car, according to preliminary reports.

He’s in stable condition and is expected to recover, police said.

The 41-year-old gunman ran out of the building and was chased down the block by police.

Shots were fired again, and the gunman was hit in the leg, police said. He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he is in police custody with charges against him pending.

Sources say the gunman has several sealed arrests in New York and has been arrested several times in Georgia. His name was not immediately released.

The NYPD was reaching out to Georgia police to learn more about his criminal past.


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