Video captures off-duty cop in shootout with armed carjacker
A shocking new video captures a shootout between an armed carjacker and an off-duty cop in Brooklyn early Wednesday.
The surveillance footage, obtained by The Post, shows the unknown carjacker stroll over to the officer’s white sedan from across the street at the intersection of East 87th Street and Foster Avenue in Canarsie.
The two appear to have words as the thief approaches the driver’s window and the car slowly drives into the intersection, according to the clip.
The carjacker then appears to pull a gun as the off-duty cop swerves along the crosswalk, the video shows.
The gunman continues to walk up to the car with his gun drawn.
The cop gets out of the car at first before going back into his car, appears to grab his own gun and opens fire, the video shows.
The gunman fired one shot, but it missed the off-duty cop, NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said at a press conference Wednesday.
“Our member of the service then pulled out his firearm, shooting several times at our perpetrator, striking him in the chest,” Harrison said.
The gunman was taken to Brookdale University Hospital Center, where he was listed as critical, cops said.
A woman who lived nearby said she was woken up by a series of shots and the cop yelling “to get the attention of the man in the BJ’s parking lot.”
“I heard an exchange of gunfire,” said the woman, who refused to give her name, adding it was about five or six shots.
“He was yelling, saying, someone was shot. He said, ‘I’m shot’ or ‘Someone was shot,’ trying to gain the help of others there,” she said. “Then he went into the BJ’s parking lot and tried to rally some help. He was literally screaming for help. Then he started yelling for the guy to put the gun down.”
A second video shows the cop approach the suspect and grab his gun after he was shot.
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