Two radio motor patrol officers riding in a NYPD police car were injured Wednesday night when a vehicle speeding away from a crime scene barreled into them in Brooklyn, officials say.
Around 10:30 p.m., a plain clothed officer and sergeant were on foot in the area of Saratoga and Howard avenues in Bed-Stuy when they heard approximately four shots being fired, according to police.
The two officers then noticed a dark-colored Nissan sedan with North Carolina plates speeding down the street, officials said. The sergeant attempted to stop the speeding car on MacDonough Street using hand gestures, but the driver ignored his signals and kept driving.
A short time later, the Nissan t-boned the RMP vehicle, which was traveling on Ralph Avenue and had a steady green light, police said. The RMP vehicle was on routine patrol and was not responding to a call, according to the NYPD.
The two injured RMP officers were taken to an area hospital to be treated for their injuries. They are there in stable condition.
Two men were inside the Nissan when it crashed, cops said. The 29-year-old and a 19-year-old were both taken to an area hospital in stable condition. Police have not charged the duo.
Police said a .40-caliber handgun was found on the ground at the scene of the crash. They said .40-caliber shell casings were found at the original scene and matched the gun.
Video from the scene shows the wrecked cruiser on the sidewalk with its trunk and doors open.
The two plain clothed officers were not injured, according to police.
The investigation continues.