EXCLUSIVE: NYPD body cam video records shooting, dramatic chase in Brooklyn

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Eyewitness News has obtained extraordinary body-worn camera footage of NYPD officers chasing down a shooting suspect in Brooklyn earlier this summer.

Late at night on Fathers Day, officers in the in the 73rd Precinct had already responded to an unruly house party at Howard Avenue and Sterling Place in the Brownsville Section.

As they worked to clear the crowd, police say 31-year-old Kassin Appling fired nearly a dozen shots, jumped in a car and fled.

Officers Vincent Hartenfels and Sunjay Verma jumped into their patrol car and chased Appling -- Verma's body-worn camera recording the entire dramatic encounter.
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Watch the full bodycam footage during the Brooklyn shooting.


Eventually, Appling ditched his car near the Albany Houses on East New York Avenue, where the two officers chased him down and arrested him.

Both partners won the "cop of the month" award on Tuesday in the NYPD's Patrol Borough Brooklyn North.

Appling, who's been arrested nearly two dozen times since 2003, was charged with weapons possession and reckless endangerment. Fortunately, no one was injured by the barrage of bullets.

The incident is just over a mile away from the scene of another brazen shooting incident this weekend, in which 12 people were hit - one fatally.

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