NYPD detective injured after collision with police vehicle in Brooklyn

NEW YORK — Police are looking for a suspect in a Brooklyn shooting that injured an NYPD detective on Thursday.

According to police, two officers were in a marked car when a bullet penetrated the window.

Investigators are still trying to determine whether the officer was hit by the bullet or the glass from the shattered window.

As CBS2’s Thalia Perez reports, the injured person has been identified as 26-year-old Det. Sunjay Verma. He is a district coordinator and the son of a retired detective.

According to police, it happened around 4:30 p.m. outside 17 Legion Street near Pitkin Avenue.

They say someone on foot opened fire on a white car that drove by, but hit the patrol car instead.

“At least one bullet struck the driver’s side window of the vehicle, shattering the glass. The officer driving the vehicle suffered an arm injury. He was taken to a hospital in the region and is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. injuries,” said NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell.

“There are too many guns on the street,” said neighbor Winston Lander. “The solution is to get the guns off the streets and put the criminals behind bars.”

Police found a firearm at the scene and the search for the suspect continues.

Meanwhile, the officer is expected to make a full recovery and leave the hospital.

See below for the latest updates.

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