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Cops Fire at Armed Suspect near the Queensbridge Houses Saturday

Vernon Avenue and 41st Avenue (Google Maps)

July 6, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

Police opened fire at a gun brandishing suspect near the Queensbridge Houses complex Saturday night.

Two officers were trying to intervene in a fight between two men at the corner of Vernon Boulevard and 41st Avenue at around 10:15 p.m. when one of the suspects pulled out a gun, according to police.

One of the officers fired off his weapon after he witnessed Shaliek Brown, 23, produce a firearm, police said.

The police officer did not strike either individual, police said.

Brown, who lives on the complex on 10th Street, was arrested and his firearm was recovered by the police. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property.

No one was injured as a result of the shooting, police said.

However, both NYPD officers were removed to Cornell hospital and treated for tinnitus – ringing in their ears.

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George L. Stamatiades

God was with the TWO good guys. Hope the system doesn’t make the good guys or anyone else face the bad guy ever again. This stuff has to end, when the heck is everyone going to WAKE UP.
GOD BLESS THE NYPD AND THE USA

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old as dirt

wouldnt be surprised if the officer gets suspended for shooting his weapon sad state of affairs

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