Harlem gun battle between suspects, police leaves 1 in custody, wounded: NYPD

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HARLEM, Manhattan — Authorities combed over a crime scene early Tuesday spanning several Manhattan blocks after a late night shootout between multiple gunmen and police that ended with one suspect wounded and in custody, the NYPD said.

Officers responded around 11:30 p.m. to a call for shots fired near the intersection of West 142nd Street and Chisum Place in Harlem, and arrived to find at least two men shooting at each other, officials said.

“Responding cops quickly found bullets flying by them,” Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted Tuesday.

As officers rushed the area, one of the armed men pointed his gun at police and fired one round toward the officers, according to the NYPD.

Police responded by firing an unknown amount of rounds back, causing one of the armed men to flee inside a nearby building, authorities said.

“One suspect barricaded himself in an apartment & again shot from a window,” Shea tweeted.

Officers tracked the 31-year-old suspect to the third-floor unit and ultimately took him into custody, the NYPD said.

According to police, the man suffered a gunshot wound to the right hand during the melee. It was unclear if the wound came from an officer’s gun or another suspect on the street.

Charges against the suspect were pending Tuesday morning and cops were still on the hunt for at least one other person thought to be involved, officials said. One firearm was recovered at the scene.

The NYPD said no police officers were hurt amid the chaos.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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