Man trying to evade officers wounded in Canarsie police-involved shooting

Jim Dolan reports from Canarsie, Brooklyn.
A suspect is recovering after being wounded in a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn Thursday night.

Cell phone video shows police subduing the man on Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie just before 7:30 p.m.

Authorities say the incident began when officers from the Brooklyn South Gang Unit tried to pull the suspect over for running a red light.

He allegedly took off, with the officers giving chase to East 108th Street, where the suspect allegedly struck their vehicle and a police officer who was exiting the auto.

The suspect then proceeded to East 105th Street, where he encountered a dead end street. Police say the suspect then struck a fire hydrant and drove through an empty lot, further evading them, before driving up to Rockaway Parkway, where he rear-ended a car that was stopped in traffic.

The suspect then proceeded to back his vehicle up, ramming into a marked police car.

That's when an off-duty officer in the area came to the aid of those one the scene, firing a single shot at the suspect.

"The one pop," another witness said. "I got out, and I saw he got shot in the shoulder. And police dragged him out of the car."

The man was taken into police custody and then rushed to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.

Three officers were taken to Kings County Hospital, where they are listed in stable condition.

Sources say the suspect has a number of prior arrests, including for drug and weapons charges.

Charges are pending, and the investigation is ongoing.

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