Police Shoot Armed Suspect in Brooklyn

Friday, October 12, 2012

NYPD, New York Police Department, police (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The NYPD says a man wounded by police Thursday night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, had opened fire on officers first.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says officers were pursuing a car with no lights on when the driver fled on foot.

Another team later spotted someone walking on a sidewalk whom they assumed to be the driver.

Kelly described the chain of events, saying the suspect “trips over, he falls he turns around and he has a 9mm handgun, which he fires two rounds at the officers. They return fire, shooting a total of nine rounds.”

The suspect, 29-year-old Sam Dahan from Brooklyn, is in Bellevue hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition. Dahan had a bedside arraignment, where we was charged with three counts of attempted murder of a police officer and one count of criminal possession of a weapon.


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