The New York Times -- A plainclothes police sergeant shot and critically
wounded a Brooklyn man early yesterday morning after the man pointed a revolver at the officer while trying
to evade him, the authorities said.
The man, Owen Dwyer of Wingate, was in critical
condition last night at Kings County Hospital Center,
the authorities said.
The sergeant, Shaun Kelly, and Officer Carlos Luis
were on patrol near East 51st Street and Clarkson
Avenue around 5 a.m. when they saw Mr. Dwyer drinking
a beer on the street, the police said.
As the officers approached to issue Mr. Dwyer a
summons for public drinking, he started running, the
police said. Both officers gave chase, and while he
ran, Mr. Dwyer pulled a .357 revolver from his
waistband, they said.
Moments later, Mr. Dwyer stopped and aimed his gun
at the sergeant, who fired one shot, apparently
missing him, the police said.
The chase resumed, and Mr. Dwyer pointed his gun
again at the officers, they said. The sergeant fired a
second shot, striking Mr. Dwyer in the torso, the
Mr. Dwyer, who was on probation for weapons
offenses, was charged with criminal possession of a
weapon, menacing, and possessing an open container of
alcohol, the police said.