1 suspect in custody, 1 hospitalized after Brooklyn police-involved shooting

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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CeFaan Kim says an investigation is underway following a police-involved shooting Monday night in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after a police-involved shooting took place in Brooklyn Monday night, according to officials.

NYPD Police Chief of Department Terence Monahan says police received 911 calls of a man with a gun at 125 Lenox Road in Prospect Lefferts Gardens around 5:45 p.m.

A police-involved shooting took place in Brooklyn Monday night, according to officials.

He says when cops arrived to the scene, they found a man, who did not match the description given to police, holding a gun.

Officers took the suspect into custody and recovered the weapon.

Monahan says while officers were taking the suspect into custody, he yelled out "he coming, he gonna blast me."

That's when officials say a second man, who fit the 911 call description, rushed at the officer.

Officers gave commands for the individual to backup and show his hands. The suspect continued to rush at officers and reached for his waist like he was pulling out a gun, although he did not have one.

One officer fired two shots at the man, who was struck once in his right leg.

Cops say they have body camera footage of the incident which has not been released yet.

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The suspect was taken to Kings County Hospital. Officials say he is conscious, alert and in stable condition.

An officer was also taken to the hospital for observation.

Charges are pending against the second suspect. The first suspect was arrested for gun possession.

Investigators believe the two men were involved in some sort of dispute.

Police asked people to avoid the area of Lenox Road and Rogers Avenue earlier in the night.

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This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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