Harlem Suspect Shot After Allegedly Firing at Officers

Neither officer was injured in the shooting that occurred Sunday after officers observed a group of men by a housing project.

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    A 23-year-old man shot and wounded by police after he allegedly fired a handgun at two officers in Harlem has been charged. (Published Monday, Mar 26, 2012)

    A 23-year-old man shot and wounded by police after he allegedly fired a handgun at two officers in Harlem has been charged.

    Police charged Franklyn Nunez with criminal use of a firearm, assault against a police officer and other charges.

    Neither officer was injured in the shooting that occurred Sunday after officers observed a group of men by a housing project.

    When they approached, Nunez crossed the street. Police spokesman Paul Browne said when police followed him, Nunez turned and fired two rounds from a .45-caliber Colt 1911 handgun at the officers.

    One of the officers returned fire, striking Nunez in the leg and chest. He's hospitalized in stable condition.

    The suspect's handgun, reported stolen in North Carolina, was recovered.

    It's not immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

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