NYPD officer, suspect shot in East New York

Police say a plainclothes officer exchangedgunfire with a suspect at a Brooklyn building and was shot twice inthe leg, but was expected to survive. The

EAST NEW YORK - Police say a plainclothes officer exchangedgunfire with a suspect at a Brooklyn building and was shot twice inthe leg, but was expected to survive. The suspect also was shot andwounded.

The 29-year-old officer and the 17-year-old suspect were taken to separatehospitals, and were listed in stable condition on Sunday night.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says Officer Richard Ramirez is expectedto make a full recovery. He met with the officer and his wife atKings County Hospital.

Authorities did not identify the suspect.

Police say they are continuing to investigate the shooting,which happened about 8 p.m.

Sources tell News 12 Brooklyn that the suspect, Elijah Foster-Bay, took off running after officers tried to stop him and ran into 454 Bradford St.

When Foster-Bay got to the building's top floor and couldn't open the door, sources say he turned and fired at the three officers in pursuit, hitting Ramirez twice.

AP wire services were used in this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 1 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
2 Sports icons take part in brain injury awareness forum
3 Word on the Street: 'As Young As You Feel Day'
The tree fell on tracks that carry the 4 Tree falls on tracks at Parkside Avenue train station
VIDEO: Chopper 12 over police activity at Scarsdale 5 VIDEO: Chopper 12 over police activity at Scarsdale Jewish Community Center

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE