Gunman Opens Fire on Cops After Ripping Off Drug Dealers

Had a “Brick” of Drugs in Duffle Bag

Civilians Hit by Bullet Fragments During Wild Shootout


By David Greene 


BRONX– A wild shootout in University Heights between cops and a gunman left a woman and a 12-year-old girl wounded. 


Cops say the wild scene began when plain clothes patrol officers noticed a man wearing a mask and clinging to a duffle bag came running out of a building at W. 183rd St. near Loring Place. 


When cops approached the suspect, he pulled out a small handgun and opened fire. Police returned fire.  


Cops recovered a bag full of suspected drugs.


During the shooting a woman was hit in the stomach and a 12-year-old was hit in the leg with bullet fragments. It is unclear from whose gun the bullets came from. 


Cops hit the gunman in the neck and he was rushed to an area hospital as were the two bystanders who were wounded. 


Cops recovered a handgun at the scene of the shootout.


During a press conference following the shooting NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said cops not only recovered the gun but the duffle bag as well. The bag contained a “brick” of suspected drugs. 


Investigators believe the gunman opened fire because he had just robbed a group of drug dealers in the building and was trying to get away when police spotted him.