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Cops catch teen who allegedly opened fire at Bed-Stuy public housing complex

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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn—A group of NYPD Housing cops on patrol caught a teenage gunman moments after he allegedly fired a gun at two men on the grounds of a Brooklyn public housing complex Friday night, police said.

The 15-year-old suspect allegedly opened fire on two men standing outside of 295 Ralph Ave and chased the fleeing victims into the Breevort Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 8:10 p.m.

Officers Sarah Leclair, Jimmy Maldonado, Mellissa Napoli and Marc Lebron—all assigned to the PSA 3 housing precinct—saw the shooting from their unmarked patrol cars and chased the suspect on foot, police said.

As cops approached, the suspect tossed the loaded Taurus PT111-PRO 9mm semi-automatic weapon on the ground.

The suspect was arrested and charged as a juvenile with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.