Two NYPD Officers Shot and Injured in Bronx, Gunman in Custody: Police

Two NYPD officers were shot and injured in the Bronx Wednesday evening, a senior police official with direct knowledge of the investigation told NBC New York.

The incident occurred near the corner of East 187th Street and Beaumont Avenue in the Belmont section just after 8 p.m., according to the senior NYPD official. Law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case said that the officers were responding to a call of a man with a gun, and when they approached the man, he said a few words before opening fire on them. The uniformed officers then returned fire, according to law enforcement sources.

Both officers were taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where both are in stable condition expected to recover, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said, adding that they were in good spirits. One of the officers was shot in the arm, while the other was hit near the arm pit, law enforcement sources said.

“We are very lucky tonight. If you think back, it was last New Year’s Eve exactly one year ago, when we had two officers shot in the 105th Precinct, and they were released the following day. It looks like we’re on that path again here tonight,” said Shea.

“Extraordinary courage tonight. We looked at the video, we saw officers doing their job, protecting the people of this city with incredible bravery,” said NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. “And then, in the visit to their hospital room, two people of just extraordinary spirit. Officers who are in this work because they want to protect people, they want to save lives.

The suspect was in custody at Saint Barnabas as well, and is said to be in grave condition after being struck by one of the officers’ return gunfire.

A black semi-automatic firearm, a .9-mm handgun, was recovered at the scene, according to the senior police official.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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