Two New York police officers were shot in Brooklyn, but early reports are that both are expected to survive, according to local journalists.
Morena Basteiro, an ABC7 reporter, wrote on Twitter, “Two @NYPDnews officers have been shot in Brooklyn. Church Avenue and Flatbush Avenue. Both are expected to survive.” Alex DiPrato, a journalist with 7News Boston wrote on Twitter, “Two NYPD officers shot in Brooklyn. WABC reports both expected to survive.”
The report of the shot officers came the day after 10 NYPD officers opened fire on a man police said refused repeated orders to drop a gun. That incident also came in Brooklyn, and both shootings came in the midst of ongoing tensions over the death of George Floyd. It’s not clear whether the shooting of the two officers, which occurred on June 3, has any nexus to the Floyd protests and riots.
Video circulating on social media showed a massive law enforcement response to the scene, including helicopters.
Huge cop presence in central Brooklyn. Helicopters overhead unclear why pic.twitter.com/1aC0LgefU1
— Zach Williams (@ZachReports) June 4, 2020
NYC Emergency Management wrote, “Due to police activity, expect traffic delays, road closures and a heavy presence of emergency personnel in the area of Flatbush Avenue and Church Avenue, Brooklyn. Consider alternate routes and allow for additional travel time.”
— Giani Hernandez (@JustGiani) June 4, 2020
This post is being updated as more information is learned about the officers.