NYPD officer stabbed in neck, 2 others shot in ambush
The suspect stabbed the officer, stole his gun, then shot at two officers responding to the scene
New York Daily News
NEW YORK — The NYPD says an officer was stabbed in the neck and two others were shot late Wednesday night in Brooklyn.
All three are expected to survive. The suspect is in critical condition.
Police said two officers were assigned to prevent looting around the area of Church and Flatbush avenues in the Flatbush neighborhood.
Around 11:45 p.m., a man allegedly walked up to the officers, took out a knife and stabbed one of them in the left side of the neck.
JUST IN: @NYPDnews releases photo of a suspect's knife recovered at a "chaotic" overnight scene in Flatbush... 1 officer stabbed, 2 officers and 1 suspect shot. @NYPDShea says officers expected to be okay. @JohnBDias will have the latest all morning from Brooklyn on @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/lsQFVs0J00— Dan Verello (@DVerello) June 4, 2020
Police said he then stole a gun from the officers.
Two others responded after hearing gunshots and were both wounded.
“We know that we had a chaotic scene, with a knife recovered, as well. In the ensuing, we had the perpetrator struck multiple times. He is here and he is in critical condition,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said outside Kings County Hospital. “We had two police officers shot in the hand, and we have a third police officer that is stabbed in the neck. All police officers, at this point in time, thank God, are in stable condition and are expected to recover.”
The commissioner said 22 shell casing were recovered, and investigators are reviewing the officers’ body cameras.
Video captured several cops lined up at the hospital in solidarity.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was a tough night and in moments in history like this, we all have to support one another.
This was the second police-involved shooting in 24 hours in Brooklyn. Late Tuesday night, officers shot and killed an armed shooting suspect in Crown Heights.
The incidents come amid several days of peaceful demonstrations against police brutality that sometimes turned violent in the overnight hours.