10-year-old boy and father shot in Bronx shootout ending in wild police chase
Crime scene officers recover evidence at the scene of shots fired at police on Lafayette Ave and Bryant Ave in the Bronx
A gun-toting trio opened fire on a father and his 10-year-old son in theSouth Bronx Saturday morning before leading a cop on a wild chase that ended in a shootout, police said.
The mayhem erupted around 2:49 a.m., when one of the men shot at a Dodge Durango at Westchester Ave. and Zerega Ave. in Parkchester, cops said.
A 10-year-old boy sitting inside the vehicle was grazed on his elbow and right side by the hail of bullets, and his 37-year-old father was hit in the finger, police said. Both were treated at Jacobi Medical Center and released.
Police said the father flagged down a patrol car and that a description of the late model maroon Chevy Impala the suspects were in was broadcast to other officers.
A cop who was driving alone in his patrol car heard the description and began chasing the Impala down Lafayette Ave. until the driver lost control and slammed into a fence, police said.
Police said the officer then chased a 19-year-old man on foot and shot him in the torso. Authorities on the scene said the man was shot in the buttocks.
He was taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition, cops said. Two other suspects are in custody.
Witness Cecilio Negron, 40, said the men were firing at the cop during the chase. "When they were driving, they were shooting at the cops," he said.
He said he saw the Impala coming down Lafayette, skid and hit the fence of the apartment building at the corner.
"The [Impala] tried to go down Bryant Ave., but the car jumped the sidewalk," Negron said.
The marked police car came screeching around the corner and pinned the Impala up against the fence. "The cop jumped the sidewalk too," he said.
Negron said a footchase began and that about nine shots were fired at the fleeing men. Cops said a revolver was recovered at the scene.