NYPD Officer Wearing Bulletproof Vest In Stable Condition After Being Shot In Chest In Brooklyn

The officer was wounded while responding to a report of a male shot inside of a building at 42 Hawthorne St. in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, just after 9 p.m.

NYPD Officer Wearing Bulletproof Vest In Stable Condition After Being Shot In Chest In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD officer is in stable condition at a hospital after being hit by gunfire late Sunday night.

The officer was shot in the chest, but, fortunately, he was wearing a bulletproof vest, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reported.

Police said a second officer was grazed in the leg and was also in stable condition.

The officers were wounded while responding to a report of a male shot inside of a building at 42 Hawthorne St. in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, just after 9 p.m.

Police said when officers approached the apartment a gunman came out and discharged a firearm. He then barricaded himself inside the apartment with another man and a woman.

The gunman was eventually taken into custody.

The officer shot in the chest was said to be conscious and alert as he was taken to Kings County Hospital.

CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon contributed to this report

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