(DNAINFO) Patrick Hedlund | February 20, 2016 The officers were both in stable condition Saturday morning, the NYPD said.
Two NYPD officers were shot in Bed-Stuy early Saturday by a man who slammed into a police car while fleeing authorities, the NYPD said.
The incident unfolded after two officers from PSA 3 in Bushwick heard a gunshot near the intersection of Quincy Street and Malcolm X Boulevard about 3:20 a.m. and approached the suspect, who pointed a gun at them before speeding away in a car, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said.
The officers called for backup while pursuing the gunman, who made it about a block to Lexington Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard going the wrong way before “ramming” a marked police car from the 83rd Precinct, Bratton said.
Multiple police officers responded to the call and traded gunfire with the suspect, who hit one officer in his bulletproof vest and another just below his vest in the right hip, the commissioner said.
The officers, William Redding, 33, and Andrew Yurkiw, 29, were listed in stable condition at Kings County Hospital as of Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Both work a plainclothes detail with the 81st Precinct’s anti-crime unit, Bratton added.
The suspect, identified as Jamal Funes, 34, was also struck multiple times and listed in critical condition Saturday morning at Brookdale Hospital, Bratton said. Police believe Funes is from New Jersey, he added.