NYPD officer shot by BB gun; second attack in two days

The officer was in uniform, stepping out of a police cruiser, when he was shot


By John Annese
New York Daily News

NEW YORK  — An NYPD officer was shot in the arm with a BB gun in Brooklyn Sunday night, cops said — the second pellet attack in as many days in the borough, cops said.

The officer was in uniform, stepping out of a police cruiser, when he was shot on Gates Ave. between Lewis and Stuyvesant Aves. about 7 p.m., police said.

Police investigate after an officer was shot with a BB gun on Gates Ave. near Stuyvesant Ave. in Brooklyn Sunday.
Police investigate after an officer was shot with a BB gun on Gates Ave. near Stuyvesant Ave. in Brooklyn Sunday. (Gardiner Anderson)

He was taken to an area hospital in stable condition. Cops have made no arrests.

On Saturday, an assailant randomly sprayed BBs on Mother Gaston Blvd. in Brownsville about 5:40 p.m., outside the Brownsville Houses.

The pellets struck several pedestrians, broke a car window and injured a police officer responding to the scene, cops said.

Police have made no arrests in either incident.

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