Man arrested in police-involved shooting in Brownsville, Brooklyn

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Marcus Solis reporting live

A man was arrested after he was wounded Friday night in a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn.

Kowon Davis, 44, of Bronx, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing a police officer.

Around 10:45 p.m., three detectives were on patrol, driving south in an unmarked vehicle when a black Lexus sedan in front of them stopped at 656 Howard Ave., in Brownsville.

A large group was gathered outside. According to the New York City Police Department, Davis, who was driving the Lexus, got out with a gun in his hand. He motioned toward the crowd, and the three detectives got out and told the man not to move.

At that point, according to the NYPD, the driver turned toward the officers and fired. The suspect and the detectives exchanged gunfire.

Davis then fled on foot, but was taken into custody less than one block away, on Sutter Avenue between Howard Avenue and Grafton Street.

The weapon was recovered and Davis sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he is serious but stable.

The three detectives were not struck by any bullets and were transported to Jamaica Hospital for observation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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