Authorities said the incident occurred on Bergen Street and Ralph Avenue in Crown Heights before 9pm on Thursday.
New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said he received a family incident involving a female victim and boyfriend.
Officials said the woman’s mother reported that her boyfriend would “come over and shoot this place.”
When the police arrived at the house and began interviewing the daughter, the suspect arrived and opened fire on the police.
Officials said a 27-year-old military officer was hit once. Fortunately, the bullet penetrated his vest, but did not penetrate his skin.
Sia said: “He is in a bit of pain, but he is in good spirits. We expect him to go home soon.”
He said the officer from the 77th district has worked for the New York Police Department for 2.5 years.
The police subsequently identified the suspect as 20-year-old William Moss (William Moss), who said he had no major criminal record.
They said that after the shot, Moss fled on foot with the officer who was chasing him. Shea said the two police officers fired at least seven shots.
The chase lasted a block or two before the police pursued the suspect and ordered him to lay down his weapons.
The suspect put down his gun and the police arrested him. According to officials, the suspect was not shot dead in the incident.
Moss was charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal use of guns, criminal possession of weapons and reckless danger.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said: “It’s Christmas Eve. It’s a time when you want peace and harmony.” “A man threatened to threaten his girlfriend and use violence against her. Threatening that he would hurt her. This is what happened in Brooklyn tonight, because the New York Police Department is there and the woman is still alive.”
The officer was released from the hospital on Christmas morning and was able to go home for vacation.
The live video recorded what appeared to be shells on the street:
The New York Police Department released photos of the suspect’s gun and retrieved it at the scene.
“We must stop saying that we are lucky… We must start to ask, why is this?” said Pat Lynch, president of the New York City PBA.
“We must stop saying that we are lucky… We must start asking, why is this happening?”
Pat Lynch speaks at Kings County Hospital tonight after the shooting of our @NYPD77Pct brothers. pic.twitter.com/JKVZhZZMbu
— New York City PBA (@NYCPBA) December 25, 2020
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