NEW YORK — An NYPD officer in Brooklyn was struck by a BB-gun pellet on a Brooklyn street Sunday as he exited a patrol vehicle, police said.
He was hit in the arm on Gates Avenue and taken to a hospital for treatment.
Earlier over the weekend in Brooklyn, an officer was hit in the neck by a BB-gun pellet on Saturday afternoon in Brownsville. He’d been responding to a report that a civilian was struck by a BB.
On Friday afternoon, a traffic agent was shot in the hand by a suspect with a BB gun on Beach 22nd Street in Queens.
An NYPD officer was also shot with a BB gun in Staten Island in late June.
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