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Suspect Dies Following Shootout With Police in Brooklyn: NYPD

No officers were injured in the incident, which appears to have started after the suspect fired at police

What to Know

  • A suspect has died after a shootout with police in Brooklyn Tuesday night, according to cops
  • The shooting occurred around 8 p.m., according to police, at the corner of Baltic Street and Hoyt Street in Cobble Hill
  • No officers were injured in the incident, which appears to have started after the suspect fired at police

A man who was involved in a shootout with police in Brooklyn Tuesday night has died from his injuries, according to the NYPD.

Police said that two plainclothes officers came across a man firing a gun at another person around 8 p.m. near the Gowanus Houses at the corner of Baltic Street and Hoyt Street. Cops ordered him to drop his weapon but he refused and the shootout ensued. 

The anti-crime unit fired about 30 times at the gunman, according to a senior law enforcement official. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and later died around 1 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

The suspect's 9mm semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene, the senior law enforcement official said. 

Police say the unidentified suspect has an extensive criminal history and is currently out on parole after being released from prison less than a week ago. He had been serving five years for robbery.

No officers were injured in the incident. Two officers were taken to the hospital for trauma evaluation.

An investigation is ongoing.

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