Video captures tense moment gunfire erupts, police surround Queens suspect

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ASTORIA, Queens — Police ended their search for an alleged murder suspect with a sea of gunfire Sunday evening in Queens.

PIX11's cameras were rolling at the moment shots were fired on 36th Street in Astoria just before 6 p.m.

Police surrounded the house where James Patrick Dillon, 23, was located. Dillon had been on the run after allegedly slashing two people and burning another within 24 hours.

At the scene, police located a knife.

Recovered at the scene of a police involved shooting. (NYPD)

Recovered at the scene of a police involved shooting. (NYPD)

Dillon was apprehended and taken to Elmhurst Hospital. He had a wound to his leg but police are unsure if it was from the gunfire or it was self-inflicted.

Charges have not been filed at this time.

Two police officers were injured at the scene after Dillon threw a chemical substance, possibly gasoline, at them.

PIX11's Jack Kearney contributed to this report.

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