Police Involved Shooting (Brooklyn)

75-Recovered-firearm

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at  2:20 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a person shot at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, within the confines of the 106 Precinct (Queens). Upon arrival, officers observed a 55-year-old female with multiple gunshot wounds to  the torso. EMS responded and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. A preliminary investigation determined the identity of the suspect sought in connection with the homicide fled the scene in a white Dodge Charger.

At 5:53 a.m., personnel assigned to the Queens Warrant Squad (a sergeant, detective, and police officer, all in plain clothes), operating a white unmarked department van, located the vehicle fitting the description in a parking lot in front of 875 Pennsylvania Avenue within the confines of the 75 Precinct (Brooklyn). As they approached the vehicle, a male suspect inside of the vehicle displayed a firearm and began to fire toward the unmarked van at the officers. All three of the members of the service discharged their firearms in the direction of the armed suspect, striking him multiple times about the body.

The suspect was transported via EMS to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. A .380 caliber semi-automatic firearm and additional ammunition were recovered at the scene. All three members of the service were not injured and went to Jamaica Hospital for tinnitus.

The investigation is ongoing.