Man injured in police-involved shooting outside Queens bar, according to NYPD

The NYPD was still at the scene Sunday of a police-involved shooting they say took place outside of the RRR Bar & Lounge on Liberty Avenue in Queens early Saturday morning. Photo Credit: Todd Maisel

Two men were struggling for control of a gun outside the RRR Bar & Lounge, police said.

The NYPD was still at the scene Sunday of a police-involved shooting they say took place outside of the RRR Bar & Lounge on Liberty Avenue in Queens early Saturday morning.
The NYPD was still at the scene Sunday of a police-involved shooting they say took place outside of the RRR Bar & Lounge on Liberty Avenue in Queens early Saturday morning. Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin

The NYPD is investigating a police-involved shooting they say took place outside of a Queens bar early Saturday morning.

Just before 4 a.m., four plainsclothed officers responded to a 911 call about a shooting at the RRR Bar and Lounge at 87-18 Liberty Ave. in Jamaica, police said.

When they arrived, the officers saw the 32-year-old victim, who had been shot in the foot, fighting for control of a gun with the 38-year-old suspect, according to police.

When the officers ordered the suspect to drop the gun, he refused and police shot at the man, hitting him in the torso and arm, police said.

Police said they recovered this gun at the scene of the shooting in Queens.
Police said they recovered this gun at the scene of the shooting in Queens. Photo Credit: NYPD

The suspect and the victim were taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition and the gun was recovered at the scene along with a knife, police said.

No arrests have been made — the NYPD is reviewing body camera footage in their ongoing investigation, they said.

Shaye Weaver