Two NYPD Officers Injured in Confrontation With Domestic Violence Suspect

According to officials, two NYPD officers were shot on Tuesday during a domestic violence incident inside a Brooklyn apartment building. The policemen are anticipated to make a full recovery.

At a news conference, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said, “We had a very violent and dangerous person that has a long record of violence attempted to harm our police officers, but they responded accordingly.”

“This was a horrific incident that because of their actions, the dangerous person is apprehended and we have two officers that will be going home to their families,” Adams stated.

After being transferred to a hospital, the anonymous officers—who have each been a member of the NYPD for nine and sixteen years—are receiving medical attention for their wounds.

Two NYPD Officers Injured in Confrontation With Domestic Violence Suspect

According to NYPD Chief of Detectives Joe Kenny, the shooting happened as the police were responding to a report of an assault.

“This victim informed 911 that she was being physically assaulted by her son. She complained of a head injury,” Kenny stated.

The culprit was identified by the four responding cops, who also instructed him to place his hands behind his back. Police said there was a “violent struggle” as the subject resisted.

According to Kenny, the man “grabs hold of an officer’s service weapon and shots are fired,” injuring one officer’s left hand. The left thigh of the other cop sustained gunfire.

Police Commissioner Edward Caban of the NYPD told reporters, “Our officers are lucky to be alive at this hour and they deserve all the thanks and gratitude for their courageous work.”

During the fight, the other responding officers opened fire, hitting the man several times, according to the police. As of Tuesday night, he had not been charged and was admitted to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

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