Suspect in custody after shooting of NYPD officer in the leg at Utica Avenue and Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights

The officer was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.

The officer was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition. (2/26/14)

CROWN HEIGHTS - A suspect is in custody after the shooting of an NYPD officer in the leg early Wednesday evening in Crown Heights.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of a White Castle at Utica Avenue and Empire Boulevard at 5:01 p.m.

Officials say that Officer James Li, 26, and his partner saw two men sneak on to the back of a B46 bus. The officers stopped the bus and pulled both men off. That's when they say Rashun Robinson took off. 

Robinson allegedly then shot at both officers from a distance of about 10 feet, striking Officer Li. 

The officer was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.

Police say Robinson is wanted on a warrant for a drug-related charge in Pennsylvania. He's in police custody.

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