2 NYPD officers hurt in crash involving fleeing car in Brooklyn

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Shirleen Allicot reports on a crash that injured two NYPD officers in Brooklyn.

Two NYPD officers were injured when their police cruiser was struck by a car that another officer was trying to flag down in Brooklyn late Wednesday night.

The ordeal started at about 10:30 p.m., when a gunshot detecting system registered a gunshot on Saratoga Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section.

An officer who was on foot investigating the incident spotted a black sedan speeding away from the area and tried to flag down the driver, but the vehicle sped past him.

The car then struck a police cruiser near the intersection of Ralph Avenue and MacDonough Street, which was occupied by a sergeant and a police officer assigned to the house bureau. The two officers were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The two men in the car - a 19-year-old and 29-year-old - were taken into custody at the scene of crash. They were also treated for minor injuries.

Investigators said a gun found on the ground near the crash scene may have been used in the incident of shots fired. It appears to be the same caliber as bullets recovered at that scene. No one was struck in that incident.
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