2 NYPD Officers Shot

Officials gun for suspects
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2007 7:48 PM CDT
2 NYPD Officers Shot
New York City police officers and crime scene markers are seen at the intersection of Lefferts Avenue and Rogers Avenue in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, NY, where two officers were shot during a routine traffic stop on Monday, July 9, 2007. The police officers were allegedly shot by three men...   (Associated Press)

One NYPD officer was shot twice in the face and his partner in the left arm in an early-morning attack caught on camera, Newsday reports. The officers were shot in Brooklyn after a routine traffic check on a black BMW SUV indicated the car was stolen. At least two suspects opened fire as they approached the vehicle, leaving one officer in critical condition.

Now the hunt is on to ferret out the culprits. Officials have recovered critical evidence from the crime scene, including shell casings, discarded guns, security videos from surrounding businesses, and even clothes the suspects left behind. But the caught-on-tape images of the shooting from a nearby surveillance video reveal little other than a painful glimpse of one officer crumpling to the ground. (More NYPD stories.)

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