NYPD detective injured after police vehicle struck by gunfire in Brooklyn

NEW YORK – Police are searching for a suspect in a Brooklyn shooting that left an NYPD detective hurt Thursday.

Police say two officers were sitting in a marked car when a bullet pierced through the window.

Investigators are still trying to determine whether the officer was hit by the bullet or glass from the shattered window.

As CBS2’s Thalia Perez reports, the injured has been identified as a 26-year-old Det. Sunjay Verma. He is a neighborhood coordination officer and the son of a retired detective.

Police say it happened around 4:30 pm outside 17 Legion Street near Pitkin Avenue.

They say someone on foot opened fire on a white car passing by, but struck the patrol car instead.

“At least one round hit the driver’s side window of the vehicle, smashing the glass. The officer driving the vehicle sustained an injury to his arm. He was taken to an area hospital and is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, “NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said.

“There’s too much guns in the streets,” neighbor Winston Lander said. “The solution is to get the guns off the street and get the criminals behind bars.”

Police recovered a gun at the scene, and the search continues for the suspect.

Meanwhile, the officer is expected to make a full recovery and be released from the hospital.

See below for the latest updates.

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