Police release video of MetroTech shooting in Downtown Brooklyn

Police release video of MetroTech shooting in Downtown Brooklyn

Police released video footage of a shooting that shocked Downtown office workers at the MetroTech Center on Sept. 26.

The footage shows a man wearing a gray hoodie fire off a single shot in front of 5 MetroTech Center between Lawrence and Bridge streets at 12:08 pm, striking a 27-year-old man in the butt, cops said.

Officers cuffed a suspect immediately following the shooting, but released that man after determining he was not the shooter, according to police.

Police setup a crime scene around a garbage can in Downtown Brooklyn, where a suspect in the shooting stashed a pistol.
Photo by Aidan Graham

The victim waited until the following day to check into New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, before reporting the incident to police, authorities claim.

The shooting spawned additional collateral damage in Clinton Hill, where a police cruiser responding to the gunshot T-boned an SUV at Dekalb and Clinton avenues at 12:13 pm, injuring the two cops in the squad car and the civilian driver, according to police.

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A cop car smashed into another car, flipping it on its side, at DeKalb and Clinton avenues in Clinton Hill.
Photo by Kevin Duggan