Police: Off-duty officer shoots man who fired at him

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A Sunday morning shooting in East Flatbush involving an off-duty police officer left a man in the hospital.

Police say a 30-year-old man in a wheelchair fired his gun toward the front of 145 E. 43rd St. around 2:45 a.m. where the off-duty officer was working a private party.

The officer then fired back, striking the man in a wheelchair in the hip.

The man was taken to the hospital where he is in stable condition and in police custody.

Police say they found a .38 caliber firearm at the scene.

They also say the man has a criminal record.

Police say the officer was taken to Methodist Hospital for ringing in his ears.

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