Two New York City police officers were wounded in a shootout early Saturday with a suspect who crashed his car into a police vehicle.
Police Officer William Reddin was struck in the hip and Police Officer Andrew Yurkiw was hit in his vest at point-blank range, sources told the New York Post.
Two police officers have been shot in Brooklyn. One suspect also shot. We will update you here as soon we can.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 20, 2016
Reddin underwent surgery at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. He was in stable condition. Yurkin was treated for a blunt-force injury and released.
Yurkiw was shot in his bulletproof vest -- 27 years after a vest saved his father, Officer Paul Yurkiw.
The officers, part of a plainclothes anti-crime unit, were shot in a confrontation in Brooklyn’s Bushwick section just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to NYPD Commissioner William Bratton.
The suspect, 34-year-old James Funes, was shot multiple times. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital. He was listed in critical condition, the Post reported.
The officers spotted Funes with a gun in his vehicle, the paper reported. He took off when the cops tried to stop him.
The paper reported that Funes drove the wrong way on a one-way street, slammed into a marked patrol car and then faced-off against Reddin, Yurkiw and six other officers.
The NYPD said a 357 revolver was recovered from the suspect at the scene.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.