Law enforcement officials said that on Thursday night, a police officer was shot dead in the back of Brooklyn and may have been rescued when the bullet hit the back armor of his protective vest.
According to police sources, when the gunman fired the gun, it was 27 o’clock in the evening. The 27-year-old police officer responded in a family dispute on Bergen Street in Crown Heights in 1798.
The source said that the suspect was William Moss (William Moss), who was on the way to his girlfriend’s house. He told his girlfriend that he had a gun and would open fire when he got there. The girlfriend’s mother called 911, and the police rushed to the residence.
Sources said that when Moss arrived, the officer was talking to the young woman, shot and fled.
The police chased him to Prospect Place, where they fired several shots and detained him. It is not clear whether Moss fought back.
The injured were taken to Kings County Hospital. His condition is not immediately known. Two other police officers received treatment for tinnitus.
Police gathered at the hospital late Thursday night to provide them with support. Mayor Blasio also held a press conference here on Friday morning.
The mayor said: “A man threatened his girlfriend because the New York Police Department is there and the woman is still alive. Thank God, our officials will be fine… As you can see today, the New York Police Department saved one Human life.”
Police Chief Dermot Shea raised the officer’s protective vest at a press conference to show where the bullets are stored.
An eyewitness said he heard several shots while working in a restaurant on Ralph Street.
“We just heard gunshots. It’s like six or seven guns.” said Paul, who did not reveal his last name.
“We just [saw] Many policemen work in the kitchen and do not go out. “
The motive of the attack was unclear Friday and Friday.
The Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI is also investigating at the scene.
The source said that Moss had not been arrested before. His only criminal record appears to be a summons he received related to the use of marijuana.
In October, a family incident occurred at a residence on Bergen Street, but Moss was listed as the victim in the complaint.