Masked Gunman Opens Fire On Officers Sitting In Car, Gets Destroyed In Gunfight

Six officers were pinned down by the suspect's gunfire early Monday morning.

Brooklyn, NY – A masked gunman was fatally shot by police after he opened fire on an occupied patrol car and sparked two separate shootouts with officers.

The incident began at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Monday, after uniformed New York Police officers out on patrol spotted a man wearing a mask in the area of Dumont Avenue and Howard Avenue, New York Police Department (NYPD) Chief of Department Terence Monahan said during an early morning press conference, according to the New York Post.

“When the officers who were inside their patrol car attempted to speak to the man, he immediately fled toward 788 Howard Avenue,” Chief Monahan told reporters.

One of the officers began chasing him on foot, while two other officers pursued him in their patrol car.

“The perpetrator fired numerous rounds at their vehicle, striking it,” Chief Monahan said. “The officer who exited the car then exchanged gunfire with the male. However, the perpetrator fled from the officers.”

Approximately a half hour later, a resident called police to report that someone was trying to break into the back yard of a home on Howard Avenue, the New York Post reported.

As six officers arrived at the scene and entered the yard, they were ambushed and pinned down by the gunman’s bullets.

The NYPD Emergency Service Unit and other additional officers also forced their way into the yard to stop the active shooter.

“Our officers returned fire and the man was then taken into custody,” Chief Monahan said, according to the New York Post.

Police recovered his semi-automatic handgun at the scene.

The unnamed shooter was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

None of the officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire, WCBS reported.

Chief Monahan said that investigators are working two separate crime scenes.

Seven officers returned fire during the encounters.

“We’re still counting his shell casings to see how many he fired but he fired both on Howard Avenue and in the back yard,” he said, according to the New York Post. “Approximately nine rounds were fired by our officers on Howard Avenue. It’s still an approximation, but in the back yard it looks like we fired 55 rounds.”

“There were a lot of rounds fired,” the chief acknowledged.

He praised the officers for swiftly reacting to and terminating the threat, the New York Post reported.

“The great work by our cops today demonstrates, once again, how they never hesitate to go into harm’s way to keep our city safe,” Chief Monahan said.

Comments (19)
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flybynight
flybynight

This was not an ambush, I don't care what Booger's says. He always tries to cover for the cops. 🙄 /S

flybynight
flybynight

Sounds like the police need some serious range time, Other than that, well done. Of course now we have to go through the inevitable my boy was a good boy, starting college, raise his eight kids, work three jobs and on and on an on. Ghetto lottery being the end game. 🙄

LynnSB
LynnSB

Awesome Officers -- This is what needs to be done -- STOP being Targets !!! Go Home SAFE ~~ EVERYDAY !!!

burgerallday
burgerallday

"This wasn't an ambush" I mean, really, the cops had guns and all so they obviously knew the dude was there.

tfort
tfort

Ambush? Was he disguised as the the foliage and laid in waiting for hours? No, just a crazy man

Monahan - never hesitate to go to danger. Well, you had better not. That IS your job. That is what you are paid to do.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Good job by officers involved. One less POS.

Dangerdoug
Dangerdoug

"Police recovered his semi-automatic handgun at the scene." I'm so old I remember when a handgun was a handgun was a handgun. No distinguish with "Semi-automatic."

bronx163
bronx163

You can thank PC Jimmy Oneil for attacks on cops. He has empowered the street shit bag to resist and attack the street cop. He has no respect for the cop, so why should shit bags in street respect the cop?

NYPD PC ONLY CARES ABOUT BEING THE PC NOT A WORRY ABOUT THE COP.

WE HAD 9 MOS COMMIT SUICIDE.

THEIR REPLY SEEK HELP.

COP TELLS THE JOB THEY HAVE MENTAL ISSUES THE JOB ATTACKS THEM.

BUT NOW COPS ARE GETTING PISSED OF SHIT ON ATTACKED AND PC IS LIKE OH WELL.

ITS A JOKE.

NO ONE FEARS ATTACKING THE COP BECAUSE PROSECUTORS DONT PROSECUTE THE PERPS THE PROSECUTE THE COP.

IF NYPD COP HAD ANY BRAINS THEY JUST PICK UP THEI JOBS WRITE THE 61 AND PICK UP NEXT JOB.

LET THESE ANIMALS DESTROY THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.

LET THEM DRIVE OUT BUSINESS.

JIMMY ONEIL IS RAY KELLY IN ANOTHER FORM.

BACKTHEBLUE115
BACKTHEBLUE115

Great job by our brave LEO !!! So glad the POS responsible is DEAD !! ANOTHER PIECE OF GARBAGE OFF THE STREETS !!!! BACKTHEBLUE 💙🙏