Police Shoot Gunman In NYC Who Was Wearing A Bulletproof Vest

A second man who was with the shooter fled the scene, but was later arrested. 

By Jaime Lutz

New York City Police shot a gunman who fired at them early this morning and who was wearing a tactical vest, according to the NYPD.

After hearing reports of gunfire, police headed to the Staten Island neighborhood and found two men present—one who immediately ran into the woods. The other man, 24-year-old Patrick Allen, drew a 9-mm Glock 26 handgun and fired at the officers.

The officers responded by firing back at Allen, hitting him in the left leg, left arm, and possibly on the chest (officers weren’t sure because the vest was still part of the crime scene, according to a police statement). He was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.

Police found a AR-15 assault rifle, a large hunting knife, and several fired shells in the woods. They took a possible second suspect in for questioning after they found the man wandering the woods at 6 this morning, according to the Daily News.

This was the third police shooting in the city in three days.

[Photo: NYPD]

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