Officers Seriously Hurt When Fleeing Gunmen Crash Into Police Car

Lawrence Kim
September 7, 2017

Two radio motor patrol officers riding in a NYPD police auto were injured Wednesday night when a vehicle speeding away from a crime scene barreled into them in Brooklyn, officials say.

The two officers inside the patrol auto and the two fleeing men were all hospitalized, and their vehicles badly damaged.

The ordeal started at about 10:30 p.m., when a gunshot detecting system registered a gunshot on Saratoga Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section. The two men in the vehicle - a 19-year-old and 29-year-old - were taken into custody at the scene of crash.

Adams, of Williamsburg, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, vehicular assault, reckless driving, failure to obey a traffic device and running a red light, police said.

Two men were inside the Nissan when it crashed, cops said.

Early Thursday, a police auto was still crashed against the exterior wall of a bodega at the northwest corner of the intersection. "They looked hurt", she said of the two injured cops.

New York Police Department officials say two other officers were on foot in a Brooklyn neighborhood Wednesday night when they heard gunshots and witnessed a auto speeding down the street. Charges against them were pending.

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