Police officer fires shot at cane-wielding suspect on Broadway in Bed-Stuy

Witnesses say an elderly man was shot by a police officer this afternoon on Broadway Avenue.

Witnesses say an elderly man was shot by a police officer this afternoon on Broadway Avenue. (12/7/13)

BROOKLYN - A cane-wielding man was shot by a police officer in Bedford-Stuyvesant Saturday morning, according to witnesses and police.

It happened under the train tracks near the Myrtle Avenue station on Broadway. Police say that two officers who were patrolling the area saw a man strike their vehicle with a cane.

When they came closer, police say the 27-year-old suspect hit one of the officers, who is a woman, in the face with his cane. It prompted the other officer to fire one shot at the suspect.

Police blocked off Broadway in the area for several hours after the incident.

The suspect, whose identity has not been released, was taken to Kings County Hospital. He's expected to be OK.

The officers were taken to Wyckoff Medical Center. The female officer is recovering from cuts and bruises to the face.

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