NYC Crime: Car chase ends with police-involved shooting in the Bronx


A car chase ends in a police-involved shootout in the Bronx

Bronx (WABC) — A car chase that spanned two boroughs ended in a police-involved shooting Saturday night.

Police say the shooting happened in the Grand Concourse section at 161st Street and Summit Avenue, but the incident actually began when they received a call about a car break-in in Manhattan.

Officers initially arrived on scene at 149th Street and Convent Avenue in Hamilton Heights to investigate a car break-in.

Officers said that once they were working the scene, they saw a car driving recklessly nearby.

Police began chasing the reckless driver and ended up in the Bronx, where they arrested one of the occupants of the car.

Authorities say another suspect fled into a marshy area near the Major Deegan Expressway. A few minutes later, the suspect pointed a weapon at police.

“At this point, members of Precinct 3-0 engage this individual in an exchange of gunfire. After this exchange of gunfire, the individual runs into the marsh area right next to Major Deegan and a second exchange of gunfire occurs. is,” said NYPD Patrol Chief John Chell.

The police chief said that the suspect was shot in the head and leg. The 39-year-old man is known to police and is in critical condition at a local hospital.

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