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27-year-old man arrested after shootout with NYPD in Bushwick

Posted at 8:49 AM, Sep 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-05 11:30:52-04

BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — A 27-year-old man is under arrest after allegedly shooting another man, then firing at the NYPD Friday.

Jerrol Harris, 27, of Brooklyn was arrested and charged early Saturday morning with attempted murder, assault, and criminal use of a fire arm for his alleged attack on a 52-year-old victim.

Harris is also being charged with four counts each of attempted murder of a police officer, menacing a police officer and reckless endangerment for firing at responding officers.

Police say the 52-year-old victim was loading up his car when he found Harris inside, trying to steal the vehicle. Harris jumped out, shot the victim in the arm, then fled the scene.

The victim alerted police, who chased Harris, according to NYPD. Harris opened fire on the officers, and the cops returned at least 40 shots. Harris was injured in the leg. In total, at least 84 bullets were fired in the shootout.