Friday, June 29, 2012

Police Shoot Carjack Suspect In Brooklyn

A suspected Brooklyn carjacker was in critical condition Friday after being shot by police.

Authorities say it happened around 10:30 a.m. on Weirfield Street in Bushwick.

Police say they initially got a call about a man breaking car windows.

When officers responded, they say the suspect tried to flee by committing a carjacking.

"They pull the car over. He - the individual who had been pointed out - gets out of the car; has a gun in his hand and begins to run. The officers pursue him. He turns with the weapon and one round is fired by the police officer," said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

"He shot him and then stood over him with his weapon - pointing at him, until all of the blue and white police officers came to arrest the guy who was on the floor," said one witness.

The suspect was taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

Commissioner Kelly says a gun was recovered at the scene.

Charges are pending.

By: NY1 News

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