Shooting suspect fires at police, who then fire back

September 3, 2011 7:24:30 PM PDT
An accused criminal was rolled away on a stretcher after an early morning spray of bullets that witnesses say sounded like firecrackers.

The gunfire in the Crotona Park East section of the Bronx rattled neighbors nerves.

Remnants of the exchange of shots between an accused gunman and police were left on the street.

Investigators say it all started on Westchester Avenue near Saint Peters Avenue.

Bullets pierced the passenger side door and windows of an SUV.

Inside, a 37-year-old man was reportedly shot in the hand and his 10-year-old son was grazed in the side.

"It's just crazy! I don't know what to say. It's sad," resident Djamila Tcheifa said.

Police tried to follow the get-away vehicle.

Eventually finding the red Chevy Impala on Bryant and Lafayette Avenues where the car was cornered and crashed.

One man jumped out and reportedly fired a .38 caliber at officers who then shot back multiple times hitting and hurting the accused criminal.

The suspect who shot at the officer sustained a gunshot to the lower torso and was taken to Lincoln Hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

As he's treated at Lincoln Hospital, police wrap up the scene spread out through several parts of the borough.

Three people were taken into custody.

The investigation continues and charges are pending.

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