Officer, Suspect Injured in Brooklyn Shootout: NYPD

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    A police officer was shot Sunday in Brooklyn in an exchange of gunfire that also left a suspect with critical injuries, the NYPD said.

    According to police, officers in an unmarked car observed a man who appeared to have a gun in Bedford-Stuyvesant at around 2:30 a.m. When the police approached the man, he ran away, ultimately running into two uniformed officers who were on patrol, police said.

    Police say the man opened fire on the officers, striking Officer John Hirschberger in the thigh. 

    According to the NYPD, the 22-year-old shooter then ran away and was shot in the back. He was taken to a hospital, where he was initially listed in critical condition. Later in the day he was listed in stable condition.

    The suspect, Naim Owens, was later arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault on a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney. 

    Hirschberger, who has been on the force for less than a year, was grazed by the bullet and was treated and released at a local hospital.

    (via @CommissBratton)

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