Two New York City Police Department officers were shot in the early hours of Saturday morning after a suspect drove head-on into their patrol car and opened fire, authorities said.
Jamal Funes, 34, is accused of opening fire on officers William Reddin and Andrew Yurkin at around 3.20am on Lexington Avenue in Brooklyn after officers responded to reports of gunfire.
Yurkin was shot in the chest but survived because of his bullet-proof vest, while Reddin was hit in the hip below his vest, the New York Post reported.
Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed today that one of the officers is a nine-year veteran of the force and a father-of-two whose wife is also pregnant, while the other has served for three years.
The officers returned fire hitting Funes, who is believed to be from New Jersey, several times and leaving him in critical condition.
Both of the officers were taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition where Yurkin was treated for blunt force trauma and released, while Reddin is undergoing surgery.
Read more: Daily Mail
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