Police shoot man, 20, in Brooklyn after he opens fire: cops

Posted at 8:01 PM, Mar 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-22 14:01:03-04

Two plainclothes NYPD police officers shot a man after he fired at them in Brooklyn, authorities told PIX11 News.

The two officers approached the 20-year-old near Grafton and Livonia St. in Brownsville suspecting he had a gun, police said. The teen then opened fire, and cops fired back, police said.

The teen was taken to Brookdale Hospital in serious condition, but he is suspected to survive.

Second shooting Brooklyn

The police-involved shooting comes just two weeks after cops gunned down what they said was an armed teenager in Flatbush. That shooting has led to a widespread outcry and unrest and protests on neighborhood streets.

A gun was recovered at the scene, according to police.  It is unclear how many shots were fired.

Updates soon on