Off-duty police officer kills man in shootout in East NY nightclub

An off-duty police officer killed a man in a shootout inside an East New York nightclub Saturday.Authorities say there was a confrontation between a 21-year-old

EAST NEW YORK - An off-duty police officer killed a man in a shootout inside an East New York nightclub Saturday.

Authorities say there was a confrontation between a 21-year-old man and two off-duty officers inside The Elite Ark club around 3:30 a.m. Police say the 21-year-old shot one of the officers in the foot and the other officer fired back, hitting the suspect. The suspect later died at the hospital. Police recovered a semiautomatic weapon at the scene.

The injured officer was taken to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition. Neighbors say the club is the scene of many parties and violence erupts there often.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college 1 VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college
Brooklyn Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec. 10-11 2 Brooklyn Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec. 10-11
3 VIDEO: Interview with friend of East NY throat slashing victim
Families in temporary housing were treated to a 4 Families receive health screenings, gifts in Crown Heights
Police say three suspects robbed a livery cab 5 Police: 3 suspects rob livery cab driver

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

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