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Suspect killed in shootout with police in Brooklyn

Posted at 4:48 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 22:10:47-05

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A suspect was killed in a shootout with police in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon.

Sources say the shooting happened near 890 Belmont Ave., in the East New York section of the borough around 4 p.m.

Three officers in plain clothes were investigating a potential retaliatory shooting when they encountered the suspect.

The officers attempted to stop the suspect, who took off running.

Police chased the suspect for several blocks before the suspect began shooting.

The officers returned fire, striking the suspect. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

One police officer was taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

A weapon was recovered at the scene.

Police have not yet identified the suspect.