FBI Agent Shot on New York Street in the Afternoon

The agent was apparently on a drug surveillance probe
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2018 12:10 PM CST
FBI Agent Shot on New York Street in the Afternoon
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An FBI agent was shot Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn and did like in the movies—pursued his alleged attacker and opened fire, NBC New York reports. The agent was performing surveillance for a drug probe when a BMW drove by and the suspect apparently shot him in the shoulder. Sources say the agent went after his assailant by car, jumped out at a corner, and fired off more than 10 rounds. The suspect, shot in the hand, abandoned his car at an auto body shop and had a friend take him to the hospital. He and his acquaintance are both in custody. The agent went into surgery at Kings County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, per CBS New York. (In related news, a shootout with bank robbers left 12 dead.)

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