NYPD officers shoot and kill gunman in Brooklyn: officials

NYPD officers shoot and kill gunman in Brooklyn: officials

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (PIX11) — NYPD officers shot and killed a gunman in Brooklyn Monday evening, officials said.

The incident happened at Remsen Avenue and East 57th Street in East Flatbush around 5:50 p.m., according to the NYPD.

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Police responded to the area after receiving reports of shots fired during a dispute near East 57th Street and Linden Boulevard, according to NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell.

After several minutes of searching for the gunman, police officers spotted a suspect near Remsen Avenue and East 57th Street, Chell said. The suspect was chasing and shooting at two people, according to Chell.

“As the four officers in the unmarked car turned the corner, they observed the shooter firing numerous rounds chasing a male and a female,” Chell said. “Our officers jump out quickly and they take care of the threat. The male was shot numerous times.”

The 20-year-old suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital, Chell said. His identity hasn’t been released, as of Tuesday morning.

A 60-year-old man was also shot during the incident, but police were “not sure how that occurred,” Chell said. He was expected to survive, according to authorities.

The two people the gunman was chasing were not shot, Chell said.

NYPD officials were unsure of exactly what led up to the incident.

JJ Morgan and Maya Babb told PIX11 News they were recording a video in the area when they heard gunshots.

“We just heard rapid fire. We heard one shot, two shots, and then it became rapid. And then immediately after we hear the cop cars, the ambulance,” Babb said.

Morgan said she’s lived in the neighborhood for a while and knows to stay on guard.

“I’m like numb to it now,” Morgan said. “But I am concerned when I’m outside by myself because anything could happen at any given moment.”

Finn Hoogensen is a digital journalist who has covered local news for more than five years. He has been with PIX11 News since 2022. See more of his work here.

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