Suspect shoots police officer in van, lieutenant inside 41st Pct.

Police officers secure the exterior of the 41st Precinct after the second incident.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

At about 8:30 p.m. on Thusday, February 6, in front of 906 Simpson Street just off Barretto Street, a man approached a marked NYPD patrol van that had its emergency light activated and asked the two police officers in the van for directions.

The man proceeded to pull out a gun and fired multiple shots before fleeing the scene. One NYPD police officer was shot in the chin and the neck and was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln by his partner, where he made a full recovery. The two officers have been working together for eight years and have known each other since middle school.

Police officers at the scene on Simpson and Barretto streets, just after the first incident.
Photo by Edwin Soto

The next day, on Friday, February 7, it is believed that the same suspect went into the 41st Precinct, located on Longwood Avenue, and shot an NYPD lieutenant before fleeing the scene.

An NYPD emergency service unit truck heading toward 906 Simpson Street following the first incident.
Photo by Edwin Soto

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