Last night, the police shot a man who was allegedly pointing a loaded .380 gun at them in Brooklyn.
According to the NYPD, three plain-clothed police officers, who are part of an anti-crime unit and were in an unmarked police car, saw a 24-year-old man "tugging at his waistband in the vicinity of Malcolm X Boulevard and Monroe Street." When two of the cops approached him, the police say the man ran west on Monroe.
The cops chased him on foot and in the car, until he got to the back of M.S. 269. At that point, the NYPD says, the individual "grabbed a loaded firearm from his ankle and pointed it at the officers." One of the police officers fired once, hitting the man in the stomach.
The suspect was taken to Kings County Hospital and is in stable condition with a graze to his abdomen. Two of the cops were taken to Wyckoff Hospital for tinnitus.
The NYPD says the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.