Police Shoot at Fleeing Suspect in Brooklyn: NYPD

Monday, Jun 16, 2014  |  Updated 5:30 AM EDT
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Police Shoot at Fleeing Suspect in Brooklyn: NYPD

Plainclothes officers fired on a suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at them while running away early Sunday in Brooklyn, authorities say.

Officers approached 19-year-old Moses Santana on Dewitt Avenue in East New York at about 3 a.m. because the suspect appeared to be adjusting an object in his waistband, according to the NYPD.

The officers showed Santana their police badges, and he allegedly took off and pulled a gun from his pants.

The officers chased after the suspect as he ran toward Snediker Avenue, police say. The suspect allegedly turned to point his gun, and one of the officers fired one round, which missed the suspect.

No one was injured by the gunfire.

Police caught Santana on Snediker Avenue and recovered a .45-caliber handgun. Santana is charged with attempting to assault with intent to cause serious injury, resisting arrest, attempted menacing, marijuana possession and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

It’s not clear if he has an attorney.

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