Charges are still pending against an East Village gunman whom police fired upon during a pursuit on Thursday night.
No one was injured by the gunfire that erupted in the vicinity of 330 East 4th St. in Alphabet City at about 8 p.m. on March 23, police reported.
Officers from the 9th Precinct had arrived at the scene and began searching for the 20-year-old male suspect following a domestic dispute, police sources said.
Sources familiar with the investigation told amNewYork Metro that the man was on the run after he threatened his brother with a handgun and had previously evaded police in a foot chase.
However, authorities said, luck ran out for the individual when 9th Precinct officers, riding inside a police cruiser, spotted the gunman during their search.
When officers attempted to apprehend the suspect, he allegedly brandished a firearm leading to the officers unloading several shots; it is currently unclear if the suspect also fired.
The suspect and officers involved were not injured in the bullet storm.
Police said the suspect was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered. Charges are currently pending.
The scene of the firefight remained cordoned-off until late into Thursday night as the investigation continued.