Police shoot alleged gun-toter Downtown

Cops shot a man who they say pulled a gun on them Downtown early on Saturday morning.

Two officers from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct responded to a call reporting a man with a firearm inside of a building on Bridge Street between Nassau and Concord streets at 12:53 am, according to a police report. Upon arrival, they saw a man fitting the description of the suspect fleeing the building and chased him in an unmarked police car to the corner of Nassau, the report says.

When the officers caught up with the suspect, he pulled a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun from his waistband and refused to drop it, according to the NYPD. The cops let off four shots and hit the suspect twice, in the gut and the arm, law enforcement officials said.

Emergency medical responders transported the 34-year-old suspect to Kings County Hospital Center in stable condition, officers said.

The two officers were taken to New York Methodist Hospital to get treated for tinnitus, cops said.

Police say they recovered a loaded Star Eibar handgun at the scene.

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