Wild Police Shootout! Awesome!
Off-duty cops involved in wild shootout
A sergeant is admitted to Methodist Hospital
(Windsor Terrace-WABC, March 28, 2006) - Two off-duty police officers exchanged gunfire with two suspects during a shootout in the Windsor Terrace section of Brooklyn this morning.
Eyewitness News has learned the officers, an off-duty lieutenant and a sergeant, pulled up on an attempted robbery at 16th Street and Seventh Avenue just after midnight.
They attempted to stop the robbery, and the suspects opened fire. The two officers returned fire, and the suspects fled on foot.
The officers called for backup and were able to catch up with the suspects several blocks away at Prospect Park West and 15th Street.
According to police the two suspects were taken into custody and charges against them are pending. Two guns recovered at the scene.
Officials say the sergeant was admitted to Methodist Hospital, where he was taken for chest pains. The other officer, a the special operations lieutenant in the 77th Precinct, was not injured.
The person who the victim of the initial robbery was also not hurt.
(Copyright 2006 WABC-TV)
1) Oh... so that's why I needed a police escort to my door on the way home from Barnes and Noble last night...
2) So, I officially do not live in Park Slope. Neat!
Me and Greenie saw a lot of the scene. There were about 30 bar patrons on their knees in front of Bar 4 with their hands over their heads getting searched, helicopters, 1 riot cop, detectives, police running around with flashlights, and absolutely no way to get home. Finally, an officer escorted me, Tara (also arriving home after midnight), and a couple of neighbors to our doors.
I bet I could get "wild police shootouts" for much cheaper rent in another neighborhood...
Also, maybe I should not walk home alone after midnight.
But of course, I probably still will.