December 24th, 2020 - New York City, New York

Published December 24th, 2020

A NYPD officer is recovering in a local hospital after he was shot in the back while investigating a reported domestic assault on Thursday evening.

Just after 9 p.m. on December 24, NYPD officers were called to respond to a reported domestic violence incident in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. The suspect had called his girlfriend and informed her that he was on his way to her apartment with a gun and was going to open fire when he got there. When he arrived, he opened fire on the responding officers, striking one in the back, then fled the scene on foot. After a foot pursuit and further exchange of gunfire, the suspect was apprehended by NYPD officers and taken into custody. The injured officer was taken to Kings County Hospital. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news conference Thursday that the officer who was shot would be OK. "He is in a little pain, but he is in extremely good spirits," Shea said.