Police are still trying to figure out where the shot came from and if it was intended for the police officer it struck in the chest in Bed-Stuy (not Bushwick) yesterday. The 34-year-old unnamed cop was stepping outside the 81st precinct when he heard a gun go off and came back into the station to tell fellow officers, "I think I've been shot." The bullet was easily absorbed by the officer's bulletproof vest and no one else nearby heard the shot go off, leading police to believe that this was a pellet gun or low-level firearm. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said, “Metal fragments, or fragments of the projectile, were taken out of the plate of the vest. This is something that did not penetrate the vest.” Police have been searching the area around the station house for any abandoned guns, but did not say that there were any suspects yet.
Mayor Eric Adams and the NYPD say they’re ready for the ‘peaceful’ exercise of First Amendment rights.
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