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Police: 2 NYPD officers, suspect shot in Brooklyn

Two NYPD officers and a suspect were wounded in a shootout in Brooklyn early Saturday morning following a brief car chase. The incident began when two anti-crime unit officers were responding to a

News 12 Staff

Feb 20, 2016, 5:14 PM

Updated 3,070 days ago

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Two NYPD officers and a suspect were wounded in a shootout in Brooklyn early Saturday morning following a brief car chase.
The incident began when two anti-crime unit officers were responding to a report of possible shots fired at 3:20 a.m. in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
As the officers approached the area, authorities say the suspect pointed a revolver at them. The suspect, identified as Jamal Funes, 34, then fled in a vehicle and the officers followed, police say.
The brief chase ended when Funes crashed into a patrol car near Lexington Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard. Police officials say Funes and the officers then exchanged fire, striking two officers. Funes was struck multiple times.
Both officers were taken to Kings County Hospital and are in stable condition and are expected to be OK. They have been identified as Officers William Reddin and Andrew Yurkiw, with the 81st Precinct.
Officer Yurkiw was struck in his protective vest. The bullet did not penetrate his vest, but he suffered blunt-force trauma.
Officer Reddin was struck once below the protective vest, and a bullet entered his right hip.
Both officers have been visited at the hospital by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Authorities say Yurkiw's father, who was also a police officer, similarly survived a gunshot to his bulletproof vest 27 years ago.
Police say Funes was taken to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition. Funes, of New Jersey, has an extensive criminal history, according to officials.
A .357 revolver was recovered from Funes at the scene, investigators say.


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