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Man shot in leg by police in Baisley Houses in Queens arrested, charged

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Police recovered this gun from the scene at the Baisley Houses in Queens after two officers encountered Jamel Ethridge with a gun in his hand. (NYPD)

Police recovered this gun from the scene at the Baisley Houses in Jamaica, Queens after two officers encountered and shot Jamel Ethridge, 38, who was allegedly carrying a gun. (NYPD)

JAMAICA, Queens — The man who was shot in the leg by police in Jamaica, Queens Friday night has been arrested and charged.

Jamel Ethridge, 38, was arrested and charged Saturday with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and menacing.

The shooting happened at the Baisley Houses near Brewer Boulevard and 116th Avenue about 9 p.m. Saturday night, police said.

A plainclothes lieutenant and an officer assigned to the NYPD Housing Bureau Police Service were conducting an interior patrol inside the housing development.

As the officers exited the second floor stairwell, they ran into Ethridge, who allegedly had a gun in his hand, police said.

Both the lieutenant and the officer fired their guns during the encounter, striking Ethridge once in his left leg.

Ethridge was taken to the hospital and is said to be in stable condition, according to police.

The lieutenant and officer were taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

A loaded 9mm gun was found at the scene.

Ethridge has an extensive arrest history including attempted murder and multiple arrests for criminal possession of a firearm, according to police.

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