NYPD Officer Recovering After Being Shot, Wounded In Brooklyn

NYPD Officer Recovering After Being Shot, Wounded In Brooklyn

NYPD Officer Recovering After Being Shot, Wounded In Brooklyn

A city police officer's bulletproof vest saved his life when he was shot while responding to a mother's report about her emotionally disturbed son in Brooklyn on Thursday night. The officer was taken to Jamaica Hospital, the FDNY said.

O'Neill said the officer is 30 years old and has been on the force for just over two years.

"Thank goodness, the officer is going to be fine", he said Thursday.

"They said recoveries is going take a while", O'Neill said, "but I saw the injuries I spoke to him, spoke to his partner and they're going to be fine, it may take a little time though".

The officer was shot just before 5 p.m. Thursday close to the crossing point of Chestnut and Fulton avenues in Cypress Hills, as per police.

Sookdeo's mother originally told 911 dispatchers her son was not violent or armed, police said.

When officers arrived and approached the front of the building, the suspect opened gunfire and struck an officer several times, the commissioner said. The mayor and police commissioner showed off the vest during a news conference and credited it with saving the officer's life. The suspect, Andy Sookdeo, barricaded himself in the room, forcing a standoff with police, officials said.

Sookedo was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound when emergency responders entered the home. "This is an example of the fact that our officers go into any situation and you never know how it might turn on a moment's notice".

He can't make sense of what happened.

As for the officer, he was rushed to Jamaica Hospital and it already on the mend.

De Blasio and O'Neill visited the officer at the hospital.

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