A cop fired shots at a person that stole catalytic converters during a dramatic chase on the Belt Parkway Sunday morning, April 10, according to a law enforcement source.
The thief nabbed the car pieces at 6:40 a.m. on Knapp Street in Gerritsen Beach, between Avenue V and Whitney Avenue.
Two NYPD cops tried to stop the suspect who was driving a white Porsche, but the perpetrator fled onto the Belt Parkway heading west, according to a police spokesperson.
The Boys in Blue radioed in the accused criminal on the lam and other officers stopped traffic on the west-bound side of the highway.
They spotted the sedan but when they walked up to it, the driver plowed through the other stopped cars and toward the officers, one of whom shot at the vehicle without hitting anyone.
The alleged larcenist continued to flee west with cops in pursuit, but all they could recover was the sports car abandoned at Cropsey Avenue near 14th Avenue in Bath Beach.
There were three shell casings on the highway, where cops were setting up markers and gathering evidence Sunday morning.
There were no reports of injuries, according to NYPD rep.
Police shut down the westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway at Cropsey Avenue for an investigation into the incident, sending out an advisory on Twitter at 7:36 a.m., recommending drivers look for alternative routes and to expect delays.
ADVISROY: Due to a police investigation, all westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway at Cropsey Avenue in Brooklyn are closed. Expect traffic and delays in the area. Please use an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/nDxVgEXfqI
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 10, 2022
The highway has since fully reopened as of Sunday afternoon.