Wednesday, November 23, 2011
DEA Shot a Man in Manhattan
A suspect was wounded in an upper Manhattan shootout last night with officers from an undercover DEA, NYPD and State Police task force, law-enforcement sources said.
Officers from a drug task force shot two men when a gun was pointed at police during an upper Manhattan car stop Tuesday, officials said.
The officers, part of the Drug Enforcement Task Force, pulled the car over on Cooper St. near W. 204th St. in Inwood shortly after 10 p.m., officials said.
At least one of the four men inside the car pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers, sources said, prompting them to open fire at the suspects.
Two men were hit in the gunfire, one in his right shoulder and the other in his groin, sources said. They were taken to Harlem Hospital and were expected to survive.
The other two men were taken into custody at the scene. Four weapons were recovered and charges were pending for all four suspects.
The task force — composed of officers from the Drug Enforcement Agency, the NYPD and the New York State Police — pulled the car over as part of a REDRUM operation, which targets suspects who rob other criminals, a source said.
It was not immediately clear which agency fired the shots that wounded the suspects. None of the officers were injured.