BUSHWICK, Brooklyn (PIX11) — A sergeant fired his weapon at an armed suspect who was allegedly menacing people in Brooklyn.
Two witnesses visited the 83rd precinct in Bushwick to report three people with a firearm walking south on Wilson Avenue and Menahan Street.
A cab driver pointed out the suspects to the sergeant and two officers in plains clothes investigating the scene. Sgt. James Weibert made his badge visible upon his neck when he encountered the suspects on Wilson Avenue and Palmetto street after a cab driver pointed them out.
One of the suspects, a 29-year-old man, crouched behind a parked car while pointing a gun at Weibert, who gave verbal commands, “Police, don’t move,” and “Drop the gun.”
Weibert shot one round without striking anyone before the suspect dropped the gun. Police took him into custody along with a 32-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman. A .44 caliber revolver was also recovered from the scene.
One officer was taken to Wycoff Heights Medical Center where he was treated for a knee injury while effecting the arrest. Two other officers were were also taken to the hospital to be treated for tinnitus.
The investigation is ongoing. Charges for the three suspects are pending.