Masked gunman killed after shootout with police

Kimberly Dole
September 02, 2019 - 8:40 am

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man died after police say he opened fire at officers early Monday morning in Brooklyn.

According to Terence Monahan, Chief of Department, at approximately 2:40 a.m., uniformed officers on patrol at Howard Avenue and Dumont Avenue obsereved a suspicous man wearing a mask.

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The three officers, who were inside of their patrol car, stopped to speak to the a man wearing a mask,  he immediately fled.

"One officer exited the vehicle and the other two drove on to Howard Avenue," Monahan said.

The suspect then fired numerous shots at the police vehicle, striking it.

The officer who was outside of the car exchanged gunfire with the suspect but the suspect was able to flee from the officers.

Approximately half an hour after the suspect fled, a 911 caller reported a man breaking into a backyard on Howard Avenue.

Once officers arrived in the backyard, the suspect opened fire again, followed by police returning fire.

Additional units, including officers from the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit, arrived to the area and officers were able to block off streets.

Rounds continued be fired by the suspect and police returned fire and were able to take him into custody.

Police say the suspect was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was declared deceased.

Monahan said a total of seven police officers fired their weapons. A semi-automatic gun was recovered from the scene.

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