Law enforcement sources confirmed to DNAinfo on Tuesday that a police officer had been shot in the left shoulder front of a bar at the intersection of Troutman Street and Wilson Avenue in Bushwick. The officer was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and is expected to survive.
According to DNAinfo, two people were in custody and one person was still at large. One of the suspects in custody was also wounded in the shooting, the New York Daily News reports. That person’s condition is unknown.
Multiple shot including NYPD in Bushwick -- Wilson and Troutman. pic.twitter.com/pCM7Kvf0CJ— Whitney Brodribb (@WhitneyBrodribb) March 8, 2016
Update – 12:30 am
A detective and a sergeant from Brooklyn North’s narcotics unit, both in plainclothes, approached the two suspects in a car at Troutman Street and Wilson Avenue in Bushwick at about 6:15 p.m., police officials said in a news briefing Tuesday evening.
The officers identified themselves as police, and that’s when the driver suddenly backed up, hitting a police car, before accelerating and fleeing a short distance. It then crashed into another car and stopped, officials said.
The detective was still hanging onto the passenger side of the vehicle as it fled, and both the sergeant and the detective fired their weapons for a total of four of shots.
The third suspect is still at large.