An off-duty NYPD cop opened fire on a man who attempted to steal his car at gunpoint in Brooklyn early Wednesday, authorities said.
The cop had just gotten back to his car and was trying to drive off at the corner of East 87th Street and Foster Avenue in Canarsie around 2 a.m. when a 28-year-old man flashed a gun and tried to carjack him, police said.
The officer then pulled out his own gun and fired at the suspect, striking him in the chest and arm, cops said.
The unidentified suspect was taken to Brookdale University Hospital Center in stable condition, police said.
The officer was not shot during the incident, but was taken to a local hospital for tinnitus, authorities said. It was not immediately clear whether it was obvious to the suspect that he was a police officer.
The alleged carjacker had been carrying two guns and a knife, cops said.
He has a lengthy criminal history, with at least seven unsealed arrests dating back to 2011, according to police. The most recent bust was for vehicular manslaughter in April 2019, authorities said.