NYPD Officer Shot in Bronx During Scuffle With Teen Suspect, Will Survive

Mayor Eric Adams said the 16-year-old suspect was first arrested on gun charges at only 14 and was placed on probation just last month

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A police officer was shot in the leg in the Bronx Tuesday night after a scuffle with a teenage suspect, who was also shot.

The officer was treated and released a few hours later.

The shooting occurred on Lorillard Place near Third Avenue in the Belmont section. The location is just two blocks from the famed Little Italy on Arthur Avenue.

Mayor Eric Adams, at a late-night news conference on the shooting, said the suspect, 16, was placed on probation on a gun charge just last month.

A police source said there was a scuffle between the officer and the suspect, who appears to have fired both shots. There were no reports of any shots fired by the officer, according to the police source.

The officer, who is assigned to the public safety team (an unmarked but uniformed unit focused on getting guns of streets), is expected to recover. The condition of the suspect was not immediately clear. An investigation is ongoing.

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