BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — A suspected gunman is in the hospital after he allegedly shot at police officers who returned fire in Brooklyn early Friday, authorities said.
The culprit, whose name has not been released, was wanted in connection with a shooter in front of 1266 Madison St., police said. It was there about 1:30 a.m. that two plain-clothes officers on patrol found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm.
Driving an unmarked patrol car, the officers were pointed in the direction where the shooter fled and told what he looked like. They canvassed the area and found a man matching the shooter's description on Jefferson Avenue between Evergreen and Bushwick avenues, police said.
When he saw the officers, police said, the culprit opened fire, striking the unmarked car and sparked a foot pursuit. The sergeant and officer returned fire and hit the 27-year-old in the calf, police said.
A .40-caliber Taurus Millennium firearm was recovered at the scene, police said. The department released a photo of the weapon, embedded below.
The man shot by the attacker was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition, police said. The suspected shooter also was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition.
Four others -- the sergeant and officer who fired at the culprit; and two uniformed officers who were nearby -- were taken to a hospital for tinnitus, or ringing in the ears that can be caused by being close to a fired gun.