- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a man has been shot and wounded by police after he pulled a gun on officers in Brooklyn as they tried to arrest his friend for a low-level warrant.

It happened around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at a public housing complex in Brooklyn.

Police say officers tried to stop the wanted man when another man he was with pulled a gun out of his waistband. That’s when three of the officers discharged their weapons.

The gunman was shot in the hand and ran into an apartment building. The officers were not injured. It wasn’t clear if the gunman fired his weapon. Officers nabbed the wounded suspect a short time later. Police are obtaining a search warrant to look for the weapon.

The wanted man was also taken into custody.


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