THE BRONX (WABC) — A car chase that spanned two neighborhoods ended in a police-involved shooting Saturday night.
Police say this shooting happened in the Grand Concourse section of 161st Street and Summit Avenue, but the incident actually started when they received a call about a car break-in in Manhattan.
Officers arrived at the initial scene at 149th Street and Convent Avenue in Hamilton Heights to investigate the car break-in.
Once they were working that scene, they saw a car driving recklessly nearby, officials said.
The police started chasing that reckless driver and ended up in the Bronx where they arrested one of the people in that car.
Officials say another suspect fled into a marshy area near Major Deegan Highway. A few minutes later, the suspect pointed a gun at police.
“At this time members of the 3-0 precinct engage this individual in a gunfight. After this gunfight, the individual flees into the swamp area right here near Major Deegan and a second gunfight ensues of gun,” NYPD. said Patrol Chief John Chell.
The police chief said 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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