Police shoot alleged armed robber after car chase

Brooklyn Daily
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Police shot a man they say robbed an Avenue P cellphone store at gunpoint on Jan. 27.

Witnesses told officials that two guys — one allegedly waving a pistol — barged into a cellphone shop between E. Second Street and McDonald Avenue at 11:08 am and announced a stick-up.

The pair herded patrons into a back room before looting an unknown number of phones and fleeing in a black Jeep, cops said.

But a valiant salesman gave chase, pursuing the getaway vehicle in his own ride, calling 911, and alerting a patrol car on Coney Island Avenue, according to police.

Eventually, the suspects smashed their Jeep into a parked car on E. 14th Street between avenues O and P, and that’s where the cops closed in, police sources say. The two alleged robbers and a wheel man got out of the car, and an officer started shooting one who police say had a gun, striking the suspect twice in the chest, according to law enforcement sources.

Officers managed to slap cuffs on a second guy, but the third got away, a police report states.

It’s unclear whether the shot suspect ever fired himself, officials said. He is at Kings County Hospital in stable condition, according to police.

Cops recovered two firearms at the scene, a police report states.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: