Brooklyn, N.Y. (WIVB/AP) — Two New York City Police officers are expected to make full recoveries after they were shot trying to make an arrest Saturday.
The officers heard gunfire around 3:20 a.m. Saturday; they were shot in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn while trying to apprehend the suspect, according to William Bratton, NYPD Commissioner, and Bill De Blasio, mayor, New York City.
As the officers approached the man, they say he pointed a revolver at them and got into a car.
Police say the gunman began to drive the wrong way on a street, and rammed into a police car. After that the officers fired shots, striking the man several times, according to Bratton.
One officer was struck in the chest but was protected by a bullet proof vest; the other had a bullet in his hip, according to the NYPD. They will recover at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.
Officials say the suspect, James Funes, 34, was shot multiple times. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital. There was no word on his condition.