Man shot by police officer after fleeing traffic stop in Canarsie


A man was shot by a police officer in Canarsie after allegedly fleeing from a traffic stop. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

A man was shot by a police officer after fleeing from a traffic stop Thursday night in Canarsie.

Patrol officers say they saw the man run a red light at around 7:30 p.m. They say they attempted to pull the man over, but he took off, hitting several parked cars and struck a police unit as he backed up.

Police say an officer reporting to work nearby saw the scene unfold, and that is when...

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