Shooting on Columbia Street

76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Running gunfight

A man allegedly shot at cops as he was running down Columbia Street on April 7 — and was hit once when the cops returned fire.

Police patrolmen said they were between Huntington and Nelson streets at 3 am when they saw the man downing a beer. As they approached him, he took off sprinting, they said. As the chase was underway, the man stumbled and allegedly fired several rounds at the officers, all missing.

The cops returned fire, striking the man once in the shoulder, before the man escaped, they said.

Police arrested a man who had a gunshot wound in his shoulder on April 8 in Far Rockaway.

Columbia St. crook

A thief robbed a Columbia street home sometime between April 1 and April 4, taking various electronics and a bicycle.

The victim, 57, told police that she left her house Baltic and Kane streets at 6 pm on April 1, and didn’t return until 3:30 pm four days later. That’s when she discovered that her basement door had been pried open with a crowbar and her $200 Schwinn bicycle, $350 Hitachi stereo, and $200 Sony TV were missing.

Luxury lost

A thief stole a man’s BMW on Sackett Street on April 3.

The victim told police that he parked his 2009 BMW 75 — worth $75,000 — between Court and Clinton streets at 3 pm, and returned later that day to find an empty parking spot.

Reach around

A crook broke into a Congress Street house on April 6 — and took a pricey laptop.

The victim told police that he left his home between Hicks and Henry streets at 2:30 pm. When he returned at 4 pm, his front window had been broken and his laptop, worth $1,000, was gone.


A man accused of pilfering a car on Sackett Street was arrested on April 6.

The victim, 37, told police that she parked her car near Henry Street at 2:15 pm, and returned later to find that her iPhone, credit cards, and clothing were missing.

— Colin Mixson

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