NYPD cops shot an armed man who opened fire on them in Brooklyn Saturday evening — just an hour after a similar police-involved shooting in Queens.
The suspect had fled a Downtown Brooklyn traffic stop on foot around 7:40 p.m. before a shootout broke out at Flatbush Avenue and Nevins Street, law enforcement sources said.
He was shot in the chest after firing at officers, according to the sources. No cops were injured by the gunfire and police were treated for ringing in their ears, sources said.
The suspect’s gun was recovered at the scene, according to the sources.
The NYPD confirmed that officers shot the unidentified man and said they’d release more information soon.
The incident came shortly after police shot and injured a Cambria Heights man who had threatened to “blow up” the world and assassinate New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, sources said.
Police opened fire on Paul Hardy, 60, after he shot at them, according to the sources.
No officers were injured in that altercation.