Wounded N.Y. officer kills armed man at traffic stop

By Herbert Lowe, Staff Writer

A New York City police officer opened fire while he was pinned between two vehicles during a traffic stop yesterday in Brooklyn, killing the armed driver and injuring the passenger, police said.

The shooting happened after the officer, teamed with a sergeant as part of a plainclothes anti-crime unit, struggled with the driver over a gun the officers spotted in a sport utility vehicle stopped about 1:15 p.m. in Flatbush, police said.

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