Officials say two New York City Police Department officers have been injured in a shootout with a suspect who crashed his car into a police vehicle.
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says the officers were hurt in a confrontation in Brooklyn just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday. He says one officer was struck in his bulletproof vest and suffered blunt force trauma, and the other was shot below his vest, in the right hip. The officers are in stable condition at Kings County Hospital and expected to make a full recovery.
Officials say the suspect, 34-year-old Jamal Funes, was shot multiple times. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital. There was no word on his condition.
Officials say officers had heard gunfire and as they approached the suspect, he pointed a revolver and fled. The suspect, traveling the wrong way on a street, rammed his vehicle into a patrol car. Officers opened fire, striking Funes several times. A .357 revolver, containing five spent shell casings, was found in the front seat of his car.
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