Emergency teams are present at the location following an incident where two officers were shot and wounded in Brooklyn while attending to a domestic call on Tuesday afternoon, as per police reports.
The officers were dispatched to Apartment 2B on the second floor at 1969 Bergen Street in Crown Heights.
Authorities state that the suspect, 39-year-old Melvin Butler, was engaged in a dispute with his mother, who is the tenant of the apartment, prompting the call for assistance.
A confrontation unfolded between the officers and the suspect, leading to a scuffle.
Preliminary information from the police suggests that the suspect seized one of the officer’s firearms and discharged it. In response, the other officer shot the suspect twice, targeting the leg and abdomen.
A neighbor named Nova Fuller, who heard the gunfire, commented, “It was two in the beginning and then there was four after.” Fuller recounted that an ambulance personnel arrived, instructing her and her child to run.
She reported hearing the suspect declare, “I’m not going back to jail,” just before the gunfire erupted. Both officers were also struck by gunfire, with one sustaining injuries to the hand and the other to the leg.
They were promptly transported to Kings County Hospital with injuries deemed non-life-threatening. The suspect is now in custody and is anticipated to survive as well.
He possessed an active warrant from North Carolina and had a prior conviction for attempted murder in 2004, leading to a 15-year prison sentence.
Several other minor injuries were reported at the location, although it remains unclear who sustained these injuries.