THE BRONX (WABC) — A car chase that spanned two boroughs ended in a police-involved shooting Saturday night.
Police say this shooting took place in the section of Grand Concourse at 161st Street and Summit Avenue, but the incident began when they received a call about a car being broken into in Manhattan.
Officers initially arrived on scene at 149th Street and Convent Avenue in Hamilton Heights to check on the car break-in.
Once they were working that scene, they saw a car driving recklessly nearby, officials said.
The police began chasing that reckless driver and ended up in the Bronx, where they arrested one of the people in that car.
Officials say another suspect fled into a marshy area near Major Deegan Highway. A few minutes later, the suspect pointed a gun at police.
“At this time members of Precinct 3-0 engage this individual in an exchange of gunfire. After this exchange of gunfire, the individual runs into the swamp area right here next to Major Deegan and occurs a second exchange of gunfire,” NYPD. said Patrol Chief John Chell.
The police chief said the suspect was shot in the head and leg. The 39-year-old man is known to police and is in critical condition at a local hospital.