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Car break-in suspect shot by officer in NYC hospitalized

July 8, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man caught breaking into a car in the Bronx was shot by an arresting officer and has been hospitalized.

New York City Police Chief Terence Monahan says two officers questioned a man who had broken the rear window of a BMW shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday.

During the arrest, Monahan says an officer’s body camera captures the suspect saying “I have a gun, die.” Monahan says one of the officers shot the man in his torso and hip when the suspect aimed his gun at the officer’s chest.

A loaded 9 mm Ruger was recovered.

Police say the man, who wasn’t identified, was in stable condition undergoing surgery at Lincoln Hospital.

The officers were taken to a hospital for observation.

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