Police officer shot in the back on Brooklyn street: NYPD

Authorities investigate the shooting of a police officer near the Albany Houses.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A police officer was shot in the back on a Brooklyn street on Thursday night, it was reported.

The shooting happened at about 9:18 pm on Dec. 24 in front of a home on Bergen Street near Ralph Avenue in Crown Heights, across the street from the Albany Houses. The location is within the confine of the 77th Precinct.

The injured officer was rushed to Kings County Medical Center in stable condition, sources said.

The New York Daily News reported that the cop was shot while responding to a domestic violence call. It’s believed that the bulletproof vest he wore prevented his injury from being more serious.

Cops took a 27-year-old man, believed to be the shooter, into custody at the scene and recovered a weapon, it was reported.

The NYPD set up a command post at nearby 1626 Prospect Place; the department classified the incident on Twitter as a “police-involved shooting,” and urged residents to avoid the area for the moment.

Members of the FBI are also on the scene participating in the investigation.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.