NYPD releases bodycam video of Morrisania shooting that left lieutenant injured

The NYPD released the bodycam footage showing the moments surrounding a police lieutenant being shot while trying to make an arrest in Morrisania.

News 12 Staff

Jul 31, 2021, 11:12 AM

Updated 986 days ago

Share:

The NYPD released the bodycam footage showing the moments surrounding a police lieutenant being shot while trying to make an arrest in Morrisania.
The footage shows NYPD officers chasing after a suspect with a gun just before midnight on Friday near 1364 Lyman Place.
Even after taking the suspect to the ground, officers are heard telling him to stop going for his gun - struggling with him until the gun goes off.
Police tell News 12 that a lieutenant was shot in the ankle.
Still, the struggle between the officers and suspect is seen continuing for a few minutes, with police trying to cuff him while he apparently keeps going for his gun.
Eventually more officers are seen arriving and the struggle is seen intensifying.
The suspect is heard still fighting. The officers never returned fire, according to the NYPD.
Eventually, the officers were able to arrest the suspect. News 12 was told the man is well-known to them as a gang member with previous gun-related arrests.
Officials say that upon getting to central booking, the suspect requested to be taken to the hospital.
The lieutenant who was shot is expected to make a full recovery.


More from News 12
1:36
Long Island fire departments hold recruitment events amid decline in enrollment

Long Island fire departments hold recruitment events amid decline in enrollment

1:49
Mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions on Long Island

Mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions on Long Island

0:32
Police: Car overturns following crash on LIE in Brentwood

Police: Car overturns following crash on LIE in Brentwood

0:24
Prosecutors: Central Islip man indicted for killing Bay Shore teen during attempted robbery

Prosecutors: Central Islip man indicted for killing Bay Shore teen during attempted robbery

1:57
7 motorized scooters stolen from Williston Park garage; thieves contacted victim offering to sell them back

7 motorized scooters stolen from Williston Park garage; thieves contacted victim offering to sell them back

1:51
Dozens come out to exhibit to purchase art pieces depicting scenic North Shore

Dozens come out to exhibit to purchase art pieces depicting scenic North Shore

0:26
Shirley man pleads guilty to murder, setting victim's body on fire

Shirley man pleads guilty to murder, setting victim's body on fire

0:20
Freeport photographer accused of forcibly touching teen at Lindenhurst studio

Freeport photographer accused of forcibly touching teen at Lindenhurst studio

0:41
Judge dismisses Blakeman's lawsuit against AG's office connected to transgender athlete ban

Judge dismisses Blakeman's lawsuit against AG's office connected to transgender athlete ban

0:22
Officials: Fire breaks out at home near Wyandanch High School

Officials: Fire breaks out at home near Wyandanch High School

0:28
Police: Yonkers man charged for Old Westbury gas station robbery from nearly a year ago

Police: Yonkers man charged for Old Westbury gas station robbery from nearly a year ago

0:32
Beloved Franklin Square principal returns to Polk Street School following unexplained leave of absence

Beloved Franklin Square principal returns to Polk Street School following unexplained leave of absence

0:44
AG James announces over $1M settlement with Northwell Health for misleading COVID-19 patients

AG James announces over $1M settlement with Northwell Health for misleading COVID-19 patients

1:19
Authorities: Woman injured after shots fired into home in Mastic Beach

Authorities: Woman injured after shots fired into home in Mastic Beach

1:55
LI school districts wait for answers as state budget delays continue

LI school districts wait for answers as state budget delays continue

0:47
Long Island Restaurant Week: Lake View Grill, Legends, Dimon Estate

Long Island Restaurant Week: Lake View Grill, Legends, Dimon Estate

1:12
The East End: Take a tour of the The Shoppes at East Wind

The East End: Take a tour of the The Shoppes at East Wind

1:37
The Real Deal: How to save the next time you dine out

The Real Deal: How to save the next time you dine out

Guide: Long Island Public Golf Courses

Guide: Long Island Public Golf Courses

2:29
Multiple independent audits document a pattern of fiscal distress at Amityville schools

Multiple independent audits document a pattern of fiscal distress at Amityville schools