What to Know
- Police arrested Kowon Davis Saturday afternoon following an exchange of fire with police officers
- He was shot in the leg after he pointed a gun toward police officers and fired shots
- He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing a police officer
A Bronx man who was shot in the leg after he fired a gun toward police in Brooklyn was arrested Saturday, police said.
Kowon Davis was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and menacing a police officer Saturday afternoon.
The 44-year-old was driving a black Lexus Sedan at around 10:45 p.m. when he stopped in front of a large crowd near Howard Avenue Friday night, police said.
As he exited the car and motioned to the crowd with a gun in his hand, three plainclothes detectives on patrol identified themselves as police and ordered "don't move."
Authorities say the man turned toward them and fired his weapon. During an exchange of fire with the officers, the suspect fled and was apprehended a block away.
The suspect suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg and was taken to a Brookdale Hospital in stable condition, police said. The officers were not injured and were taken to Jamaica Hospital for observation.
The investigation is ongoing.
Howard Avenue is closed for several blocks in the area as police continue to investigate.