NYPD Officer Shot In Cypress Hills, Standoff With Suspect Continues

  • NYPD Officer Shot In Cypress Hills, Standoff With Suspect Continues

NYPD Officer Shot In Cypress Hills, Standoff With Suspect Continues

Police have swarmed a Brooklyn obstruct after a NYPD officer was shot in the arm by a man with a long firearm who has blockaded himself in a flat building, the NYPD says.

Officers didn't return fire and Soodkea was later found dead from a self-inflicted wound to his head, police said. Officers found a semiautomatic pistol, a revolver, and ammunition at his side.

The 29-year-old suspect's mother had called 911, reporting that her son was emotionally disturbed. "It made all of the difference here". When the cops arrived, one went to the rear of the building after being told by the mother that the shooter might try to run. Police say the man opened fire when Nguyen approached him in a rear bedroom of the home. Police have had several previous calls to the house for disputes with an emotionally disturbed person, authorities said.

That set off a tense stalemate as dozens of officers, including the wounded policeman's colleagues, descended on Ridgewood Avenue.

The commissioner held up the officer's bulletproof vest and said, "This vest definitely saved his life", as he showed it to the reporters Thursday night.

He was joined by his parents, wife and partner, Officer Kory Barrer, as he left the hospital with his arm in a sling. "He was actually, you know, trying to even make light of the situation in his own hospital bed; showing a lot of spirit, a lot of energy".

"What could have been just another day, just another call, turned into something much worse", said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "Thank God our officer's going to come through it". "Our officer is going to come through it, he's a fearless young man, he's going to come through it".