East Farmingdale, NY- The NYPD said a police officer was shot three times in a gun battle with a man suspected in a fatal shooting. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Thursday that the wounded officer, Brian McGurran, 28, of Smithtown, is expected to recover. Shea says two police officers and a sergeant were on patrol in Brooklyn late Wednesday night when shots were fired blocks away. Shea credits the McGurran’s bullet proof vest, with saving his life.
Photo: In this image taken from video provided by the New York City Police Department, NYPD officer Brian McGurran is pushed in a wheelchair after his discharge from Kings County Hospital, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, May 13, 2021. McGurran was shot three times in a gun battle late Wednesday night with a man suspected in a fatal shooting minutes earlier, officials said Thursday. (New York Police Department via AP)
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