Assault charges for man shot in leg by NYPD after cops say he drove driving stolen van at Brooklyn officers

Two officers spotted Reed and 58-year-old Bernard Bamberg trying to break into a vehicle at the corner of Georgia Ave. and Pitkin Ave. in Brownsville about 8:55 p.m., cops said.

When the cops tried to stop Reed and Bamberg, Reed jumped into another vehicle — a stolen van — and drove at the officers, police said.

The officers opened fire, hitting Reed in the leg. It was unclear from the police narrative where the officers were standing when the bullet hit Reed.

An alleged car thief shot in the leg by NYPD officers in Brooklyn on Wednesday night has been charged with assault on a police officer. NYPD officers collect evidence at Bushwick Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue after pursuing a stolen van. The chase ended with the van and a police […]

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