Shots fired at car after it struck police officer in Brooklyn

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A police officer was injured and shots fired during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Wednesday night, after authorities say the officer was struck by an SUV that backed into him.

It happened around 10:40 p.m. at Eastern Parkway and Saratoga Avenue in Brownsville, where police say the vehicle was pulled over in connection to an ongoing larceny investigation in Manhattan.

The officer's partner fired a round at the vehicle as the driver took off, according to police.

No one was struck.

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The officer who was struck was taken to Kings County Hospital to be checked out for a complaint of pain, and he is expected to make a full recovery.

The SUV is described as a black Acura MDX with New Jersey license plates

About 10 minutes later, police fired a shot at a suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at them in the Bronx.

Officers spotted the man exiting a white sedan with a gun in his hand at East 176th Street and Southern Boulevard at 10:50 p.m.,, according to authorities.

They chased the man, who at one pointed the weapon at them.

One of the officers fired a single shot at the gunman, who was not struck.

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The foot chase continued, with the man throwing the gun onto the Cross Bronx Expressway

He was taken into custody, and charges are pending.

The gun was run over by a car on the Cross Bronx Expressway but was recovered by police.

The incidents follow a police-involved shooting this week in which a man who allegedly slashed a woman and her dog with a machete was shot and killed by officers Tuesday.

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