The confrontation with a suspect began after the city’s curfew when he reportedly approached an NYPD police officer and stabbed him in the neck.
Multiple police officers responded to the scene, one of whom drew their pistol, which the suspect then reportedly attempted to take from the cop’s hands. In the ensuing struggle, the firearm went off twice, striking one officer in the hand and another in the arm.
An NYPD sergeant responding to the initial report of violence arrived on the scene and opened fire, critically injuring the suspect.
The injured officers were rushed to Kings County Hospital for treatment for their non-life-threatening injuries.
More cops arriving along with DCPI and whatever this is. pic.twitter.com/ekOjAqABzE
— Jake Bittle (@jake_bittle) June 4, 2020
Around 5 helicopters hovering over nyc tonight. Here is one over my roof in crown heights. This is what psychological surveillance looks like: pic.twitter.com/dHrENmNLpZ
— Mustafa Z. Mirza (@MustafaZafar) June 4, 2020
Scene in Flatbush where two officers reportedly shot. Cops have shutdown Flatbush and Church Aves and got a huge armored vehicle handy as well pic.twitter.com/MIlRrQZNXA
— Zach Williams (@ZachReports) June 4, 2020
— Anna Donlan (@nalnoda) June 4, 2020