Two police officers were shot and a third was stabbed in a confrontation with a suspect in Brooklyn late Wednesday, police and sources said.

The melee unfolded when a suspect approached a cop on Church Avenue near Flatbush Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. and stabbed him in the neck, a police source said.

Several cops responded and one pulled his firearm, the sources said.

The officer and the suspect struggled for the weapon, which went off, striking one officer in the hand and another in the arm.

A sergeant responded and fired on the suspect, who was struck.

The police officers were rushed to Kings County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The suspect was taken into custody at the scene. He was listed in critical condition.

“It appears to be a complete cowardly, despicable, unprovoked attack on a defenseless police officer,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a press conference following the shooting.

“I think we are all fed up with, what we’re saying is this violence has to stop.”

The police shooting at Church Avenue and Flatbush Avenue

William C. Lopez/NY Post

Flatbush resident Jean Jones said he was driving down East 21st Street near Church Avenue when he watched the shooting unfold.

Jones said he saw at least two officers jump out of their cars and start shooting.

“I saw them shooting and then two of those officers started hiding behind their vehicle, like they were trying to avoid being shot,” Jones told The Post.

“I just heard gunshots, at least 16 if I was being conservative,” he said.

“It’s a lot. I was just thinking about police officers. It’s unfortunate that things kind of escalate,” he said.

The shooting comes amid citywide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody.

Protesters marched in Brooklyn Wednesday night, but not near where the officers were shot.

12 thoughts on “Two NYPD cops shot, one stabbed during ‘cowardly’ attack in Brooklyn”
  1. Sounds like Muslims. They are proud of heir ability to kill people, with knives.

  2. With all that is happening in the USA and the world for that matter we won’t last much longer. With the LGBTQ movement that is so very unnatural in nature and all the unrest and war mongering how can a “civilized” exist. Time to make some large changes in the thinking of society or this world will cease to exist.

  3. it isn’t protesting when you seek to injure kill destroy steal and burn…. it is criminal activity and must be stopped.

  4. God bless those cops I wish them a speedy and healthy recovery I think all the police in this country should go on strike the good news is that I have talked to several former and current military National Guard Army and Marines and they are starting to mobilize in small areas to accomplish certain missions… That will help eradicate any buddy who commits violence against the country in addition the actions that we take you will read do you want to see however certain individuals and or groups will be on the receiving end of the same type of actions that they took they will look over their shoulders this is going to start taking place tonight all over the country Real Americans working Americans that believe in the judicial system a system that while not perfect has worked very well and trust me we will re-institute it white and black protesters are in for a serious awakening. NUMQUAM DEDITE j

  5. We the people need to help and protect our police officers. There will be some bad apples.

  6. Boo Hoo-another cop doing what he’s paid to do. His f_____ing job!!! Now he’ll be on paid leave for about a year than SUE the state WITH A TAX-PAYER PAID LAWYER!!! GEE where’s all our tax money going.

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