“Cops shot a 25-year-old man after he jumped in the backseat of their unmarked squad car and grabbed a sergeant’s pistol in Brooklyn early Sunday,” nydailynews.com reports. “Authorities say the suspect hopped in the back of an unmarked patrol car stopped at a red light and started fighting with a sergeant and a police officer on Avenue D and Nostrand Ave. in East Flatbush around 12:45 a.m. Gunshots then erupted in the car. It was not immediately clear who fired or why the suspect jumped into the squad car.” What is clear: New York’s Finest have maintained their legendary reputation for marksmanship . . .
While gripping the sergeant’s gun, the crazed man jumped out of the car, law enforcement sources said. The officers immediately followed him and opened fire. Three more police officers responding to the incident told the suspect to drop the gun and also started shooting, police said. The suspect was shot in the back and ankle.
So guess how many rounds were fired to hit the suspect twice?
Aboualasrar Haraz, who was working at a food cart down the block, said he heard three volleys of gunfire totaling about 20 shots.
Just another Saturday night in the gun-free zone also known as The City That Never Sleeps, where six separate shootings left seven people wounded. Oh, and you can bet there’s way more to this story than a “crazed man” jumping into an unmarked car. Drug deal gone bad? I reckon we’ll never know. [h/t DD]