NYPD: Off-duty LI officer hospitalized after crash leads to assault, shooting

Posted: Updated:
THE BRONX -

An off-duty Long Island police officer opened fire on suspects who allegedly assaulted him following a minor collision in the Bronx, the NYPD says.

During the confrontation early Saturday morning, the officer also suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound, but is expected to recover.

According to the NYPD, it happened around 6:15 a.m. near Sedgwick Avenue and West 183rd Street in the Bronx's University Heights neighborhood.

Police say the Hempstead officer was rear-ended, and he got out of his vehicle to inspect the damage. Two men in the other car also exited their vehicle, and an argument ensued.

The NYPD says two more people then arrived at the scene in a third vehicle. The four people confronted the officer and allegedly assaulted him.

While attempting to defend himself, police say the officer suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound when a bullet grazed his right leg.

Police say the officer also shot two of the suspects. They went to Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center for treatment, and were taken into custody.

The officer was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital.

The identities of those involved have not been released at this time.

This is a developing story. It will be updated when more information becomes available.

  • Brooklyn Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Brooklyn Heights residents petition to save the promenade

    Brooklyn Heights residents petition to save the promenade

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-10-20 00:59:37 GMT
    Brooklyn Heights residents petition to save the promenade.jpgBrooklyn Heights residents petition to save the promenade.jpg

    Community members in Brooklyn Heights are pushing back against a proposal to temporarily close the Brooklyn Promenade as part of a plan to reconstruct the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. 

    Community members in Brooklyn Heights are pushing back against a proposal to temporarily close the Brooklyn Promenade as part of a plan to reconstruct the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. 

  • City Tech students build, host haunted hotel

    City Tech students build, host haunted hotel

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-10-20 00:10:43 GMT
    City Tech students build, host haunted hotel.jpgCity Tech students build, host haunted hotel.jpg
    City Tech students build, host haunted hotel.jpgCity Tech students build, host haunted hotel.jpg

    College students at City Tech are putting their technological skills to work through the production of their annual high-tech haunted hotel walk-through. 

    College students at City Tech are putting their technological skills to work through the production of their annual high-tech haunted hotel walk-through. 

  • Furry Friends for 10/19

    Furry Friends for 10/19

    Furry Friends for 10/19 - Animals for Adoption
  • Brooklyn SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • Your 2018 Brooklyn Fall Fun Photos

    Your 2018 Brooklyn Fall Fun Photos

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-09-05 17:52:33 GMT
    Whether you're out apple or pumpkin picking, at a farm or corn maze or just hanging around in your home or yard, News 12 Brooklyn want to see your Fall Fun pics!Whether you're out apple or pumpkin picking, at a farm or corn maze or just hanging around in your home or yard, News 12 Brooklyn want to see your Fall Fun pics!
    Whether you're out apple or pumpkin picking, at a farm or corn maze or just hanging around in your home or yard, News 12 Brooklyn want to see your Fall Fun pics!Whether you're out apple or pumpkin picking, at a farm or corn maze or just hanging around in your home or yard, News 12 Brooklyn want to see your Fall Fun pics!

    Is fall your favorite season? Are you and your family doing fun things this fall? Whether you're out apple or pumpkin picking, at a farm or corn maze or just hanging around in your home or yard, News 12 Brooklyn want to see your Fall Fun pics! Send them via Twitter or Instagram with the #BKFallFun and they might end up on air or on News12.com.

    Is fall your favorite season? Are you and your family doing fun things this fall? Whether you're out apple or pumpkin picking, at a farm or corn maze or just hanging around in your home or yard, News 12 Brooklyn want to see your Fall Fun pics! Send them via Twitter or Instagram with the #BKFallFun and they might end up on air or on News12.com.

  • Brooklyn Birthday Smiles

    Brooklyn Birthday Smiles

    It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!

    It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!

    It's a celebration! Is your or a loved one's birthday coming up? Let us know! Send us your photos and you could end up on air and News12.com!

  • Halloween costumes for children in 2018

    Halloween costumes for children in 2018

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-10-02 12:40:46 GMT
    Whether your kids are into "Fortnite," or "The Incredibles," News 12 has the most popular Halloween children's costumes for 2018.Whether your kids are into "Fortnite," or "The Incredibles," News 12 has the most popular Halloween children's costumes for 2018.
    Whether your kids are into "Fortnite," or "The Incredibles," News 12 has the most popular Halloween children's costumes for 2018.Whether your kids are into "Fortnite," or "The Incredibles," News 12 has the most popular Halloween children's costumes for 2018.

    Whether your kids are into "Fortnite," or "The Incredibles," News 12 has the most popular Halloween children's costumes for 2018.

    Whether your kids are into "Fortnite," or "The Incredibles," News 12 has the most popular Halloween children's costumes for 2018.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."