NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD lieutenant was released from the hospital Saturday after being shot overnight in the Bronx.
It happened around midnight near Lyman Place and East 169th Street in the Foxhurst section.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the lieutenant and three officers were apprehending an armed suspect when a “violent struggle” ensued and the suspect fired his gun.
The lieutenant was taken to the hospital and treated for a gunshot wound to the ankle.
Watch as @NYPDShea provides an update to the NYPD Lieutenant that was shot last night. https://t.co/SZ5bDWy7EZ
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 31, 2021
Every day our brave NYPD officers work tirelessly to get guns off the street. Last night was no exception.
Four of our finest put themselves in harms way in the Bronx. Because of their courage and sacrifice, a violent criminal is in custody.
We can’t thank them enough. https://t.co/nSwut70czp
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 31, 2021
The NYPD released a photo of the gun, which was recovered at the scene.
The suspect is in custody.