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Off-duty cop shoots man in Brooklyn bar fight

July 7, 2011 7:38:00 AM PDT
An off-duty police officer shot a man who fired at him during a gun battle in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn Thursday morning.

Authorities say the officer shot the man in the leg after a dispute broke out inside the Old Gallery Sports Bar just after 4 a.m.

The dispute spilled outside, where gunfire was exchanged.

The injured man was taken to Lutheran Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

As many as four people were taken into custody following the shooting.

The off-duty officer was reportedly not injured.

Numerous streets were closed for the investigation. Additionally, the F subway train bypassed the 18th Avenue station in both directions for much of the morning commute.


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