According to reports, around 1 p.m. the off-duty officer was driving with his girlfriend — who is also a DOC officer — when her ex began following them in a Cadillac Escalade SUV. The two men began arguing and the dispute escalated, ending with the 31-year-old victim shot.
Responding officers found the the correction officer and his girlfriend in a Mercedes at East Flatbush and Utica. They claim the shooting was in self defense, and believed that the victim had a gun — however no weapon has yet been recovered.
Paramedics transported the man to Kings County Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
According to sources, the victim has a 4-year-old child with female officer.