Early Saturday morning, two New York Police Department officers were shot in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood during a confrontation with a gunman. The suspect reportedly ran his vehicle into the police car prior to the shootout.
New York Times reports: “The shooting happened around 3:20 a.m. after the suspect, Jamal Funes, 34, drove his car head-on into a marked police vehicle as he was driving the wrong way on Lexington Avenue near Malcolm X Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the police said.”
One of the officers was injured by a bullet that was stopped by a bulletproof vest, while the second officer was shot in the hip below his vest. Both officers are at the Kings County Hospital Center in stable condition.
The suspect remains in critical condition.
SOURCE: New York Times | VIDEO/PHOTO CREDIT: Inform, Getty