NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An off-duty NYPD officer shot a carjacking suspect early Wednesday morning in Brooklyn.
Police said the officer was leaving work, and it’s unclear if he was targeted.
The incident happened around 2 a.m. near Foster Avenue and East 88th Street in Canarsie.
Police said the suspect approached the officer’s vehicle and tapped on the window with a gun.
The officer drove away, then pulled over and got out.
Police said that’s when the suspect opened fire, and the officer returned shots, hitting the suspect in the chest.
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The officer was expected to be OK, but the suspect was taken to Brookdale Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police said they recovered two guns and a knife from the suspect. His name has not been released.
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