Police officers traded shots with an armed suspect in a South Bronx shooting Tuesday night, but no injuries were immediately reported, police said.
Law enforcement sources said the trouble began at about 5:25 p.m. on Aug. 30, as members of NYPD’s Warrant Squad discovered two men attempting to rob an individual with a firearm on 167 3rd Ave while investigating a separate incident.
After an altercation between two suspects whom police described only as Black males, a victim was struck with the butt of a gun before the assailant then fired at police. The detectives returned fire, according to a source familiar with the investigation. However, nobody was hit in the exchange, authorities said. The suspects fled the scene.
The detectives were transported to Lincoln Medical Center for observation after suffering ringing in the ears.
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