Masked Gunman Shot to Death by Police In Brooklyn Shootout (Video)
Chief of Department Terence Monahan said around 2:30 a.m. three uniformed officers were patrolling the area of Howard and Dumont avenues when they saw a suspicious man wearing a mask. When the officers started to question the man, he ran off.
One officer exited the vehicle and the other two continued to follow him.
They say the man then pulled out a gun and opened fire at the NYPD vehicle. NYPD Chief of Department Terance Monahan says one of the officers – the cop outside of the vehicle – returned fire, but then he fled the scene, police said.
He managed to get away. About 30 minutes later, a call came in from a neighbor who said someone was trying to break into a home through a backyard on Howard Avenue.
When police arrived at the back yard, the suspect opened fire on them. The officers returned fire but were pinned down by the suspect shooting at them.
“As uniformed patrol officers gained entry to the backyard, they were fired upon numerous times and exchanged gunfire with the same perpetrator. These officers became pinned down at the location, due to the perpetrator firing,” Monahan said. “Additional officers, including emergency service unit, also made entry into the backyard area, where rounds continued to be fired by the perpetrator. Our officers returned fire, and the man was then taking into custody.”
Police said a total of seven officers fired more than 60 rounds.
The man, who police have not yet identified, was shot several times.
He was brought to a local hospital where he later died.