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EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Police have a suspect in custody in connection with Tuesday’s shooting of an off-duty police officer in East New York.

Sources say the career criminal was apprehended on Long Island Wednesday evening by the NYPD and U.S. Marshalls. He’s on his way to the 75th precinct for questioning. The alleged shooter has more than 20 prior arrests, sources tell PIX11.

The shooting happened Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m., in the area of Linden Boulevard and Bradford Avenue.

Police say the officer, who has been identified as Tramaine Oxley, was in the passenger seat of a white Range Rover when the shooting happened. Police say the suspects rolled up and robbed Oxley and the other occupants of the car and then took off.

The victims and suspects encountered each other a short time later.

Officer Oxley was shot and then returned fire with his service weapon.

The officer was hit in the left forearm and grazed in the stomach. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.