Trio in custody after allegedly firing at police in Brooklyn

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FORT GREENE, Brooklyn — The search for a trio that fired at NYPD officers came to an end Thursday morning with the arrests of two men suspected of, along with a third culprit, shooting at an unmarked police car, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday at Park and North Portland avenues in Brooklyn when two plainclothes police officers and a lieutenant traveling in an unmarked department car drove past three men fighting, NYPD said.

The officers turned their car around and as they were driving toward the group, at least two of the three men fired at them, police said.

The unmarked police car was struck several times but none of the others nor the lieutenant was hurt, NYPD said. They were, however, taken to a hospital to be treated for tinnitus.

The officers returned fire and hit one of the three men -- identified only as a 23-year-old -- in his leg, police said. The remaining two ran from the scene and were captured Thursday morning.

Police recovered this .45 caliber Sar Arms firearm under the tire of a nearby vehicle. (Photo: DCPI)

Police recovered this .45 caliber Sar Arms firearm under the tire of a nearby vehicle. (Photo: DCPI)

A .45-caliber Sar Arms firearm was recovered under the tire of a nearby vehicle, police said, releasing a photo of the weapon (embedded below).

The man who was shot by officers was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition, police said.

None of the names of the arrested men were immediately released. They were identified by police as a 21-year-old  man and a 24-year-old man. Charges are pending against them and an investigation is ongoing, police said.

 

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