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August 31, 2007
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NYPD officer wounded; shot may have come from would-be sniper

The Associated Press

NEW YORK A bullet, possibly fired from a rooftop, grazed a police officer's arm early Friday as he drove past a large apartment complex in Brooklyn.

The wound wasn't severe, but police swarmed through the Brevoort Houses project in the borough's Bedford-Stuyvesant section trying to determine where the shot came from. The bullet was fired in the dark, just before 5 a.m.

Police said later Friday that they had not yet identified a suspect.

The officer, who was riding in a marked patrol car when he was hit, was treated at a Brooklyn hospital and released.

Hundreds of police officers were involved in the search at the complex, which has 13 seven-story buildings, and 894 apartments.

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