Cop shot in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, NYPD says

An NYPD officer was shot in Brooklyn Aug. 10 2017

An NYPD officer was shot in Brooklyn Aug. 10 2017

A New York City police officer was reported in stable condition Thursday night after being shot during a confrontation in Brooklyn.

The attack unfolded on Ridgewood Ave. near Essex Cypress Hills just before 4:55 p.m., after officers responded to a call of an emotionally disturbed person barricaded inside a nearby building, sources said.

"The mother called 911 because her son's an EDP", a source explained. When the officer approached the bedroom in the rear of the house, the suspect fired shots at the officer.

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Multiple shots are accepted to have been discharged, and another slug may have hit the officer in the chest or arm, as per police. "The officer did not return fire".

The injured officer, whose name and police precinct number had not yet been released, was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was being treated for what police characterized as non-life threatening injuries. They also recovered two guns near the suspect's body. "He's showing a lot of spirit, a lot of energy", Mayor de Blasio said. She was eventually rescued and taken away from the scene. "He's a courageous young man".

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