A police officer settling an argument between bickering neighbors on a Brooklyn street fired a shot Sunday morning after learning that one of the men was holding a gun, authorities said.
The bullet did not strike the suspect, who ran off, police said.
The officer, along with four other cops, was responding to a 911 call about the hostile exchange on 58th St. and Ave. J in Flatlands about 11:40 a.m.
As the cops tried to broker a resolution between the battling neighbors, they became aware that one, a 33-year-old man, was carrying a gun, officials said. When the man made a move for his waistband, the cop squeezed off a round but missed.
The suspect made a mad dash to his car and clipped the five cops with the vehicle as he tried to maneuver out of a driveway, police said. The panicked man crashed into a parked car a short distance later, then tried to sprint away.
Cops caught up to him, took him into custody and recovered the gun – which the suspect tossed as he ran off, authorities said. Charges were pending Sunday afternoon.
The police officers went to Kings County Hospital for minor injuries and pain.
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