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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org we have breaking news on this saturday, february 20th. two nypd officers have been shot in the bed sty area. their condition is unknown. shots were fired near the intersection of malcolm x boulevard and lexington avenue. >> we have team coverage right now. marcus solis is at the scene and dave evans is at the kings county hospital where the officers were taken. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: good morning. within the last five minutes, police commissioner bratton is
the word we're getting is the two officers who were shot are okay. one officer shot in the lower back, the other in the chest. all of this happened around 3:30 this morning here in bed sty. we have cell phone video to show you. the exact circumstances are unclear but we know there was a car involved. you can see many gunshots to that vehicle and front end damage. the suspect was shot multiple times. we are getting word that that suspect, as of now, is still alive. again, two officers hit by gunfire. one in the bull lest resistant vest. we mentioned commissioner bratton arriving on the scene. he visited the injured officers at the hospital. he has now arrived here and getting an update from the officers at the scene.
hospital where we will be getting a press briefing. again, to recap here, two nypd officers shot early this morning. both expected to be okay. the suspect shot multiple times. he is still alive. live in bed sty, marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you, marcus. the officers were transported to a hospital nearby. >> as we said, they under kings county and dave evans is there with more. dave? >> reporter: rob, that's rice, they are inside. hospital now, of course. you might be able to see there is a little bit of police activity. police posted at the doors preventing anyone from going in and checking on the conditions. i called sources at city hall and high up in the police department, and we're told that the two officers are going to be okay. as marcus was saying, at least one of the officers was shot.
the other may have been shot in the chest but was protected by the vest. i'm told they are going to be okay. this is where the mayor and police commissioner are expected later on this morning. as marcus reported, the commissioner is over at the scene where the two officers were shot. he is expected here later on this morning, probably with the mayor. we are waiting for them here. some police brass have already arrived at the hospital. they will be visiting with the officers, also with the officers' families. then they will be briefing us on the conditions of the two officers and exactly what happened there at the scene of the shooting early this morning. again, we're told these officers are going to be okay. we'll keep you posted on any updates. dave evans, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> good to know they're going to be okay. of course when that press conference happens, we'll bring that to you live. you can stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of this news. we will continue to update you, of course, as we learn anything new throughout the morning.
>> let's check in with amy real >> oh, sorry. >> miss freeze, with the horrible news, some good weather. >> this is the worry-free portion of what will be happening over the weekend. we are seeing brief on the accutrack and right along 95, we've got a few showers right now. the 24-hour temperature change. we are more than 20 degrees warmer than the same time yesterday, almost 30 degrees in some cases. looking at the numbers here, we'll go with a forecast high of 61 degrees. that hasn't happened since december 10th, 11th. next. >> thank you so much, amy. an investigation is under way into hazing allegations at a fraternity at buffalo state
our area died under what police are calling suspicious circumstances. a moment of silence was held before last night's basketball game at buffalo state for former teammate bradley doily. the 21-year-old died thursday. he grew up in brooklyn and majoring in business. he was supposed to graduate this spring >> as a parent, you work hard to send your kid do school to get an education. to get news like this, you know, it's not cool. >> he was one of the nicest guys that i knew. >> investigators have not said how doily died. fraternity alpha phi alpha has been suspended, meantime from, that school and by its national governing body. we go back to our top story right now this morning. two cops have been shot.
last ten minutes or so. we're anticipating a press conference at any moment. most importantly, the condition of the two officers. we are hearing they are expected to be okay. again, a lot of questions about what happened. those answers should be forthcoming when commissioner bratton talks to the media in just a few minutes, we assume. this is a scene where the shootings happened in bed sty. the police commissioner and marver been to the hospital. still a very active scene. there is also a vehicle, a car that's over on the side that the suspect was driving. >> we're waiting for the press conference and we'll move on to other news. as soon as the commissioner speaks, we'll take you back live to the scene there. other news, we're seeing video this morning of the suspect in the slashing of a
teenager police say went on the attack at the silver spur diner teenager police say went on the attack at the silver spur diner wednesday. cops are also trying to identify his companions. the victim had to get 137 stitches from his cheek to his chin. he spoke to us but did not want to show his badly scarred face. >> i hope you find them and arrest them. people out there on the street out here. >> he says the teen attacked after he asked him to leave because he was asking customers for money to support his basketball team. a man is waking bars this morning after a three-day crime spree on the upper west side of manhattan. police linked the crimes after saying the suspect stabbed a man after refusing to give up his iphone. ronald smith was charged with robbery in connection with the attack on thursday. he is now charged with four other crimes ranging from robbery to of a weapon and menacing. the nypd released a new surveillance image in manhattan meantime. police are trying to identify this man. take a look. they say the suspect slashed a shopper on the face outside of a store in soho after the victim refused to hand over some shopping bags. new this morning, police are trying to find the man who took off with nearly $2,000 worth of merchandise from a bronx video game store. police say this man picked up a display case inside of a game stop that contained $1900 worth of video games. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning edition, two officers shot in brooklyn. we'll have the latest on that and expecting the commissioner to speak briefly.
the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. president obama and the first lady paid their respects yesterday. today, the president will be about the business, though, of searching for scalia's replacement. >> we are continuing to follow breaking news in brooklyn. two officers have been shot in bed sty.
stuy. this breaking news, two housing officers shot in brooklyn. >> right now, we have on the kelly. good morning, sir, can you hear us? >> yes, i can. >> what are you hearing at this hour about exactly how this happened and most importantly, how the two officers are doing? >> well, obviously, this is still pretty early in the investigation, but first, the thank god. that's very good news. i think one officer is being operated on. the other, i think as you said, was shot in his bullet- resistant vest. the information i have is that at about 3:20 this morning, police officers in plain clothes, anti-crime officers from ps-3 in brooklyn were following an individual who they believed to have a gun.
he starts to go the wrong way down the street. i think he was on lexington avenue. this is put out on the police radio and marked radio cars started to respond. he crashes into one of those radio cars, gets out of the car, and starts shooting at the officers who were following him. that's when the two officers returned fire and perhaps other officers there as well fired. the individual was struck. he is in very serious condition at the hospital. as you said, the officers are being treated in the hospital. at this juncture, it looks like they are going to be ultimately okay. obviously serious wounds any
god it doesn't seem to be fatal at this time. >> can you tell us, you said these were plain clothed officers. we know they were working with housing. do they normally wear bulletproof vests, sir? >> yes. these are anti-crime officers. i don't know -- the distinction is not necessarily an important one. these are police officers in the new york city police department that happened to be assigned to the housing bureau, but they are doing anti-crime work in the police department. that's where officers wear plain clothes, but certainly, they are wearing bullet resistant vests. they were doing their job. they were out trying to arrest people with guns. apparently, they got information about this individual carrying a gun, and they were surveilling him.
gets in the car, goes the wrong way and strikes a radio car. >> in layman's terms, can you explain the function of anti- crime cops? obviously all cops to some extent are anti-crime. specifically do? >> this goes back to the early 1970s when the nypd and each of its precincts and units decided to put officers in civilian clothes, looking specifically to arrest individuals who commit crimes of violence. robberies, assaults, that sort of thing. every unit has them. certainly every precinct and every psa district has them. they do great work. it can be dangerous, difficult
it is a vital function in this department and has done a great job for a long time. >> are we seeing too many of these shootings? of course we are, but are we seeing a disproportionate number? >> reporter: well, you know, one shooting is one too many. it's hard to say. they come in groupings and sometimes they go for a while. this is a city of a half million people and police contacting -- you know, people did a survey saying 23 million contacts with the citizens each year by the department. most of them, the vast peaceful. not. so i don't know if we can say that there's a trend here, but i think what's important here is that all indications are that the police officers are going to be okay. >> are you hearing anything just yet in terms of who these
were they rookies, veterans, any detail as long those lines? >> i'm not going to mention that because i'm not certain if all of the notifications have been made concerning their next of kin. so we'll let that go. >> understood. understood. what is the process after an officer is shot in terms of making those notifications? what is the procedure in an incident like this? >> well, probably in this situation, what you would ideally like to have happen is the officers call their loved ones on the telephone and tell them that they are okay. i've been hurt but i'm fine. the department will send transportation to take whoever they want to the hospital and visit with the officer. ideally, you are concerned about the loved ones hearing it through the media.
made by the officer, that's, you know, that's the best way. if the officer isn't able to do it, then official notification process, you know, a high- ranking officer will be sent out to notify them. >> commissioner, these anti- crime officers deal with the public all the time, do they not? a lot of what they get, they get from people who were sort of on a crime watch themselves on the streets and appreciate them being there. >> i hope so, yes. i mean, some of the information that they received from people in the neighborhood, you know, you always try to strengthen that relationship. they get information a lot of different ways. this is in central brooklyn. you know, there's a fair amount of violence in that area. so these officers have a, you know, a demanding job and dangerous job in that area, but they get information in a variety of ways. >> commissioner, i don't want
you have to overspeculate, but i think for most people, the idea of someone firing at the cops is unthinkable. in the cases you've seen and dealt with yourself, what drives someone risk and find the audacity to shoot at a police officer in most cases? generally speaking, is there something that drives a person to that level of crime and taking that kind of risk? >> the individual may be on drugs of some sort. they may be wanted for some other crime. we don't know, obviously. the investigation is beginning. we're not sure what motivates this type of action. you think a logical normal person thinks, how could you ever do this? you know, it happens.
it's hard to say what's in this individual's background. as i say, he's in the hospital now in very serious condition. >> commissioner, is there any possibility that he did not know that these were police officers? >> oh, i don't know. i can't speculate on that. this will be the source of a detailed investigation. >> obviously, we give a great deal of attention to crime in the city. we know bed-stuy tends to be a hot spot in the city. was that your experience as well, and particularly in that area, why do things seem to be so rough? >> i just think historically we've seen higher areas of crime in certain areas. crime has gone down generally throughout the city, and that is a good thing. some areas will have more than
that is the reality that crime is higher in this particular area than in other areas. the police officers are put on patrol in civilian clothes at 3:00 in the morning to address the higher level of crime. i think generally speaking the tactics and strategies have worked. they are our front lines. unfortunately, you will have casualties. business. it takes a lot of guts and fortitude to do the work that they do. >> what are they specifically trained to look for in plained clothes specifically? >> depends on what type of information they have. there may be people in certain areas that have guns and maybe
you can build up that expertise fairly quickly to determine if someone may be carrying a weapon or not. they become quite expert at it fairly early on when you do this sort of work. so it's a necessary part of policing, and i think generally speaking, it's been done well in new york city for quite a while. >> so this happened after the suspect was in a car, police had been radioed, and he was going the wrong way in lexington in bed-stuy. crashed into the radio police car. the two officers in plain clothes heard he had a gun in the car, and then after the crash, he got out and started to shoot at the officers. the officers were in a car or no, they were on foot? >> no i believe the officers were following him in a car. i believe there were three officers in that car.
spotted the officers following him in a car. he then takes off, allegedly hits the police car, a radio car, not the car that the officers with are in, gets out and starts shooting. how many officers actually fired, i'm not certain. as we know, two of the officers were struck. >> certainly the news we're getting at this hour is they did not suffer life-threatening injuries and that certainly is good news. commissioner, thank you for taking a couple of minutes with us this morning. as always, it's appreciated. >> thank you. it's always tough to start the weekend off with tough news, but again, the officers are expected to be okay after being shot in bed-stuy at 3:30 this morning. >> prayers for their families. >> absolutely. that call in the middle of the night has to be an awful moment for the commissioner, for the families, for their colleagues on the force. >> makes sense about the procedure that they love to have the officers call and say here's what happened.
i'm okay, but here's what's >> very human. the big headline this weekend is how mild the temperatures are. here we roll into late february, mid to late february. we could still have snowstorms this time of year. >> don't say that. >> instead, we've forecasted low 60s. even in the last temperature reading, we could see 60s. already the warm-up is under way. 43 degrees. we went from the upper 30s late degrees. so the normal this time of year is already beat before we are at 7:00 in the morning. conditions expected. the last time we were at this temperature was december 11th where we had five, six days in the 60s. this one doesn't last that long.
bringing the storms in and a through. i-95, maybe you see a quick- moving shower come through. slick. be aware if you have to travel early on, a quick-moving shower is traveling east of the city. temperatures are 15 to 25 degrees warmer than this time. this trend continues into the afternoon. up to 30 degrees warmer than we were yesterday at the same time. so really a nice, mild forecast, easy to take temperatures, and it looks like we'll make it into the upper 50s and low 60s with the trend that's in place right in the futurecast, watch the temperatures soaring into the 50s across the board down the jersey shore. you see the polar bear plunge is today. 60 degrees on land and then the water temperature is closer to the 40s. so that's a mild, mild plunge
sunday morning, we start in the 40s again and seizeyly get back into the 50 degree range. things really change, though, on sunday afternoon. showers by 8:00, 9:00 and maybe even brief snow coming through sunday into monday. a new air mass coming in on monday still above average. potentially feels a little colder because it is originating from the north. that will make it feel chilly, especially compared to the numbers we've got here nor saturday and sunday. your accuweather breaks down like this. light rain to the south, light snow to the north and coming in very late. then you've got on monday 43 degrees. we drop it down to 41 with clouds on tuesday. here's what we're looking at as a potential for a winter storm. tuesday and wednesday, these are storms that really are tracking just to the west of us, and so temperatures remain
as that happens, this actually could be more rain than snow, more wet than white, if you will. so we'll call it a storm potential. the timing will be everything on this because it doesn't mess up the commute. that could be a real question. plenty to pay attention to in roller coaster ride. >> you know what, after the blizzard fell on a weekend then the arctic cold snap fell on a weekend, i think we've earned 61 degrees. >> enjoy it. >> so nice. >> thank you. of course, big breaking news this morning, two police officers, anti-crime officers shot in bed-stuy. they are expected to be okay. that's what we're hearing now. this is a live look at that scene. we are expecting commissioner bratton to speak at any moment.
we're following breaking news right now out of brooklyn. two police officers have been shot there. they are expected, though, to be okay. they are expected to survive their injuries. good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. we have team coverage. marcus solis is at the scene in bed-stuy. dave evans is at kings county hospital where the two officers were transported.
marcus. >> reporter: we're still in the early stages of the incident injured. as we've been reporting, they are expected to be okay. we want to show you a picture of the weapon that was recovered at the scene. police say this was the weapon used by the suspect that fired at police early this morning. now, there's also some cell it unfolded. we have a little more detail now as to what happened. it was around 3:30 in bed-stuy. there was a report of shots fired and officers of an anti- crime unit saw the vehicle and started following it. at one point, the suspect allegedly pointed the weapon at the officers. the seng continued and crashed head on with a patrol car. exchange of gunfire. it is unclear whether or not
outside of the vehicle. there are many gunshots in the car. the car has front end damage and again two officers shot. one in the lower back, the other shot in his bullet- resistant vest. both officers taken to kings county hospital. again, they are expected to be okay. now, the suspect was taken to brookdale hospital. his condition unknown. he is said to be alive, but again, shot multiple times, taken to brookdale hospital. commissioner bratton visited the officers, got an update, and we are expecting a briefing from him. again two anti-crime officers shot around 3:30 in bed-stuy. they are expected to be okay. the suspect also remains hospitalized. we're live in bed-stuy. marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> thank you so much, marcus. let peace go to reporter dave evans who is live at kings
the two anti-crime officers were transported. dave? >> reporter: early this morning, you can see the emergency room behind me and flashing lights. i believe that the commissioner may have arrived about a minute ago. the mayor this morning, we saw him arriving about probably 15 or 20 minutes ago. i'm told by sources at city hall that we'll see an update probably around 7:00 from the mayor and police commissioner here at the hospital. i checked with sources at the police department and also at city hall early this morning. they told me the two officers will be okay, but they updated me on the condition. one of the officers as marcus said was shot in the back. that officer is now in surgery. the other officer may have been shot in the chest but was protected by the vest they were wearing. again, the two officers are in surgery right now here at kings county hospital. we expect an update probably around 7:00 from both the mayor and police commissioner. the last time we saw officers shot in the city, they were on vertical patrol in a housing project.
circumstances, of course, as marcus said here with the shooting. the police commissioner and mayor will update us, and we'll keep you posted. dave evans, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> all right, dave. thank you very much. as you know this is the latest in a string of violence against police officers over the last two years. >> earlier this month two officers were injured when they were patrolling a housing complex in the bronx. officers are out of the hospital after being injured while pursuing a suspect who later killed himself. less than a month before that another officer was injured during a friendly fire situation on the street. he was hit in the ankle while took place. >> last object, officer randolph holder was shot pursuing a robbery suspect and
>> in queens, officer brian mooar was shot and killed in his patrol car. he was a decorated veteran credited with making scores of arrests during his brief career. >> and a little more than a year ago, two officers were in their car in december 2014 when shooter. >> i remember being here that morning of the funerals. you and i were here at the desk. >> never forget that. >> stay with "eyewitness news," of course, we're continuing coverage of this breaking story. we continue to update you as the morning goes on. coming up on "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning, we continue to follow that breaking news in brooklyn. been shot. "eyewitness news" is live all morning with team coverage and the latest for you.
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good morning, everyone. two police officers have been shot in brooklyn. a suspect shot as well and is in custody. we're live with team coverage this morning. we're expecting commissioner bratton to speak. the officers are expected to survive their injuries. we shift gears to other news. a 6-year-old girl nearly drowned. now investigating the safety of a spa in queens. all of this happened at the spa castle in college point. the girl got her hair caught possibly in the drain of a under the water. another spa customer trained in cpr revived the little girl after she was pulled out water.
she started breathing on her own. >> what did she look like when you found her? >> she was blue and laid out on the floor. >> thank goodness for good samaritans out there. >> the spa's owner claims the drains in all of the pools and hot tubs have safety covers on them. the girl, meantime,in stable condition. the teenage driver who struck and killed a 4-year-old girl -- >> okay. >> we're going to shift gears and check back in with amy for a quick look at the forecast. nothing to complain about this saturday unlike the previous ones. >> no i know you guys are busy getting all of the details out. this is pretty much worry-free weather. incredible to see temperatures in the low 60s. that's 20 degrees above the average for this time of year, and expected forecast in the low 60s puts us on tap with the april 5th average for this time of year. >> april? >> at least april 5th.
because april 5th was for the upper 50s. >> we're overachieving. >> we're overachieving, if you will. on twitter, already the first sunbather was spotlighted on the beach, a seal. i tweeted that out this morning. >> oh, okay. winds are calm and it's been a southerly wind driving this air mass into town. expect temperatures to feel comfortable all day long. we have a few light showers that created slick spots. temperatures are the main focus. we're already up to 30 degrees warmer than spots yesterday at the same time. so what there.
us into the mid-50s and on the thermometer in the boroughs, so in the next several hours, we see the numbers climb and just continues to push towards that 60 degree mark. by noon, we're in the mid-50s. it will feel good. you can put away the heavy jacket at least for today and tomorrow. watch these numbers here on the futurecast. take you through the afternoon and there we grow to push the numbers in the mid-50s. there is a storm system to the north of us, and with that, there could be a little change here the second part of the weekend that creates a wrinkle in the forecast. despite getting to near 60 in a lot of spots today and returning to the low to mid-50s again tomorrow, sunday afternoon will be a beauty as well. clouds will race in, and we end the weekend with some showers to the south in the form of rain and potentially snow north sunday into early monday morning because the new air mass arrives that's actually cold. so a little bit of the sea saw
breezy and warm 61 degrees. overnight it's patchy clouds, mild 43 for the overnight low and tomorrow we'll see sunshine to clouds with afternoon showers and temperatures in the low 50s. we get into late february and march and volatile and that's what's happening. tracking a winter mix, likely starting to snow and changing quickly over to rain. i think that's our best bet for the track that we're seeing right now on the computer models. temperatures staying in the low 30s and back to near 50 going into next weekend. that's the major change. what we're tracking right here for the potential winter storm is this coastal low coming up. if it keeps the track just west of us, it looks like more rain than anything else. if we tap into that arctic air, we could see light accumulations in spots. that's really the question mark
models and the latest data to come in. the closer woo he get to the forecast next week, the more information we have. each forecast we get a little more detail. so hope you can get out and enjoy today. i know a lot of folks, seattle city get thousands go together polar bear plunge there. i did it one year where the air temperature was 18 and the water was in the 30s. today, wear sunscreen, low 60s. >> that's perfect weather for it. even i could do it that way. coming up, we continue to follow that breaking news in brooklyn, bed-stuy. two police officers have been shot. "eyewitness news" is live all
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we're live with team coverage this morning. we understand commissioner bratton was at the scene earlier and now is at the hospital visiting the two officers, but injuries are not believed to be life- threatening. >> this is all still very much under investigation. one of the officers was shot in the chest, one in the lower back under his police vest. we did talk to former commissioner ray kelly a while ago to get the very latest on what has been happening here. >> police officers in plain clothes, anti-crime officers from psa-3 in brooklyn following an individual who they believed to have a gun. he's in a car, and he starts to go the wrong way down a street. i think he was on lexington avenue, and he -- this was put out on the police radio, and the marked radio cars started
he crashes into one of those radio cars, gets out of the car, and then starts shooting at the officers who were following him. that's when the two officers returned fire and perhaps other officers there as well fired. the individual was struck. he is in very serious condition at brook field hospital. the officers are being treated at kings county hospital, and at this juncture, it looks like they are going to be ultimately okay. >> the suspect was shot multiple times. police have also tweeted out a picture of the weapon used in this, a .357 revolver. these were two anti-crime cops.
the teenage driver who struck and killed a 4-year-old girl while he was being chased was sentenced. he hung his head as aerial russo's grandmother talked about the pain of knowing she survived the accident that killed her granddaughter. case. he could be paroled in a year and a half. dr. mat nick video this morning of the horrific tourist helicopter crash. tourists pulled the chopper out of the water. this all happened thursday in hawaii near the pearl harbor visitor sent per ape bystander recorded the video. the family of four visiting from canada and the pilot made it out on their own. thank goodness. very lucky. a 15-year-old boy is still, though in critical condition after the crash. we turn now to an
on board a new jersey transit bus -- >> when a piece of metal crashed through the windshield and hit one man. then that metal just kept going. "eyewitness news" reporter shirleen allicot has more on this very frightening ride. >> reporter: confusion and fear. people getting off and a gaping hole in the windshield. >> all of a sudden, i heard what sounded like an explosion. >> reporter: mary was sitting in the back. bus as it rode along the turnpike headed to port authority when glass started flying. >> along with the glass flying, theres was a clanging noise. it happend so fast no one knew what happened. >> reporter: here's what happened. that huge piece of scrap metal dislodged from a truck changing lanes and crashed right into the windshield, hitting a man sitting in the front. the bus stopped and people
>> he didn't speak english. they were asking for an interpreter if anyone spoke spanish and english. i volunteered my husband. >> he said i feel very, very, very passed out. >> reporter: flying glass got into a woman's eye. the ramirezs say they know firsthand it could have been a lot worse. >> count your blessings. >> reporter: fortunately, the victims only suffered minor injuries. the rest of the passengers with are transferred onto another bus and made it to port authority safely. shell shirleen allicot, channel 7 "eyewitness news." former subway pitchman jared fogel is asking for a reduced sentence. he was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison by a district court judge in indianapolis. the attorneys say the sentence
maximum term agreed to as part of his plea deal. fogel pleaded guilty in november when prosecutors agreed not to push for more than 12 years behind bars. new this morning, new jersey taxpayers are shelling out millions of dollars as the state continues to prosecute bridge gate cases. an updated total release last night shows taxpayers have spent more than $10 million in legal services in the pending cases against two of governor christie's former alleys after barone and kelly pleaded not guilty of scheming to close gwb as political paybacks. the new invoices released by the state attorney general showed the governor's office paid more than $2 million to a digital forensic firm on top of $8 million previously. all right. how about a raise? as of today, 1 million wal-mart
be bringing home a larger paycheck. wal-mart is boosting its minimum wage from $9 to $10 effective today. it's not just for minimum wage workers. full-time workers see theirs up by 3%. wal-mart will pay an additional $1.5 million to cover that wage hike. two people were hurt after an suv slammed through the front of a grocery store in texas. surveillance video inside of the store caught the moment the driver crashed into that store and into several shelves of wine and liquor. two women were hurt, one under the car and still in critical condition. the driver was taken into custody and expected to be charged with drunk driving. still ahead, we track down one of the people charged in connection with that deadly east village gas explosion.
we're continuing to follow that breaking news we've been talking about all morning. two police officers have been shot in brooklyn. a suspect also was shot and is now in custody. the officers are expected to survive their injuries. we're expecting to hear from commissioner bratton and we'll bring that to you live as soon
this morning, a shocking investigation and how many dangerous and illegal connections are out there. the plumber charged with the accident has a history of safety violations. here's jim hoffer. >> get away from me! >> reporter: sir, why don't you give us your side of the story? >> reporter: he fled as soon as we tried to ask him about his role in the east village explosion. >> reporter: do you feel any responsibility? he had nowhere to hide when he faced a judge in criminal court. he pleaded not guilty on a felony charge of allegedly farming out jobs. he left potentially dangerous gas line installations all over the city that were discovered only after the explosion. in the bronx, he was fined $24,000 for leaving the lock
rendering it useless in a fire. he was fined for using the same east village building. on this case, it was located beneath a day-care center. >> these code violations aren't those codes are what stand between all of us and future explosions. >> reporter: commissioner mark peters, department of investigations audited hundreds of his jobs. they found at least 14 cases involving potentially dangerous gas hookups that were never inspected. >> he has not only lost his license but now arrested and charged criminally. we depend on master licensed plumbers to honestly certify their jobs. >> reporter: the truth,there's little oversite of the work done by the 1200 licensed master plumbers. he certified his own work
bombs largely hidden until was too late. investigators found all kinds of violations at your old sites. they say you cut corners at the risk of safety. jim hoffer, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> our investigators' check shows the defendant owes more than $200,000 for fines in the city for dozens of violations. also, the buildings department with only 13 inspectors has no choice but to rely on the honesty of 1200 master plumbers who certify the safety of their own work. chilling look at that. >> that is horribly unsettling. certify your own work? i don't understand that at all. a lot of questions. coming up, we continue to follow that breaking news out of brooklyn this morning. two nypd anti-crime officers have been shot. we have the latest details. we have live team coverage from the scene and the hospital where the officers are expected to survive their injuries. >> and let's talk about the
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captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 email@example.com we continue to bring you breaking news on this saturday, february 20th. two nypd anti-crime officers have been shot in the bed-stuy section of brooklyn. right now, they are in the hospital being treated. we understand they are expected to survive. one officer was shot in the chest, one in the back. good morning, everyone. i'm rob nelson. >> good morning, everyone. i'm michelle charlesworth. in the past hour, we've learned that the abbott tie crime officers were responding to reports of shots fired. >> the nypd released this photo of the gun they say was used this this shooting. a .357 revolver as you see
>> it happenedder in the intersection of malcolm x boulevard in bed-stuy. marcus solis is live at the scene. dave edwards is live at the hospital where the two officers were taken. >> reporter: michelle, it was around 3:30 that that report of shots fired came over. you can see now the police presence continues here in bed- stuy as the investigation continues. there were many shots fired and ended up with the two officers being struck as well as the suspect being shot multiple times. we'll show you a picture that the nypd tweeted out of the weapon they recovered allege lid used by the suspect, a $.357 revolver used at the scene of malcox x boulevard and stuyvesant. you can see the vehicle that has many bullet holes and front end damage. that is the vehicle that the
after a report of shots fired, the suspect pointing the weapon at the officers at one point. the vehicle started traveling the wrong way and crashed head on into the police officers. at that point, there were shots fired. the two officers struck one in the chest protected by his vest and the other shot in the lower back. the bullet going under his vest. both officers taken to kings county hospital. he was taken to brookdale hospital. commissioner bill bratton arrived at the scene and got an update. he visited the officers and came to the scene and has now gone back to the hospital where we will be getting a briefing. again, two officers shot early this morning after a report of shots fired. the suspect also injured. he has been taken to brookdale hospital, still alive, we're told. that's the latest here.
>> thank you so much, marcus. the officers were transported to the nearest hospital. >> indeed. they are at kings county in crown heights where dave evans is with additional detail. dave? >> reporter: rob, right now, we're on the second floor here center. you can tell they are getting ready right behind me from this commissioner that should be coming here in the next couple we've been told that the two officers are going to make it, that they are going to be fine and one officer was shot in the chest but was protected by their vest. the other officer shot either in the lower back or may have been the leg. the other officer also is going to be fine. we have more information from the police officials here who have been able to brief us a little bit. we're going to hear more from the mayor. the suspect may have been driving the wrong way two uniformed police officers in their car when he was going the wrong way, there was the collision.
clothed police officers moved in. when the shooting began, the suspect then firing at the plain clothed police officers. again, they are here at kings county hospital. they are going to be okay. they are in surgery right now. the mayor is here. the commissioner is here, and they will be briefing us in the next couple of minutes. nor now reporting live in crown "eyewitness news." >> dave, again, we'll come back to dave when the press conference begins. as you know by now, this is the latest in a string of violence against police officers just over the last two years. >> earlier this month two officers were injured while patrolling the bronx. the officers are now out of the hospital who were in the hospital after pursuing a suspect who killed himself. >> months earlier, officers were injured during friendly fire during a the street.
ankle while breaking up that fight. >> randolph holder was shot and killed in east harlem pursuing a robbery suspect at the time. officer holder was buried in his nature itch guyana. >> in queens, officer brian mooar was shot and killed inside of his patrol car last may. at 25 years old, he was a decorated veteran already credited with making scores of arrests during his tragically brief career. >> it was a little more than a year ago that the nypd was rocked by the of detective lu and ramos. the officers were sitting in their car in december 2014 when they were ambushed by a shooter. >> that was such an awful and tense time in the city for a lot of reasons when those two officers were killed. all right. let's shift gears a little bit and go back to amy for a quick look at the weather. we're in day. >> thanking you for your
we have mild 43 degrees in central park. we could add almost 20 degrees to the someones on the nap and a weak disturbance coming through overnight. so we had showers racing through mid-island. the expressway is fading out over islip. a quick sprinkle is all you could expect from that. it's all about the temperatures, 24-hour change. we are up 28 degrees warmer than we were this yesterday at the same time in poughkeepsie. we are almost 20 degrees warmer in the boroughs than yesterday morning at the same time. the warmth is on. we one the envelope right through the late afternoon forecasting a high of 61 degrees. last time that happened are was december 11th during the big stretch of 60s we had that was so comfortable in the month of december. we have more details on how
there is another winter storm that we're tracking. we'll have more information in a few. an investigation is under way into hazing allegations at a fraternity at buffalo state college after a student from our area died under what police are calling suspicious circumstances. a moment of silence was held before last night's baseball game at buffalo state for former teammate bradley doily who died thursday. he grew up in brooklyn and majoring in business. he was to graduate this spring. >> as parents, you work hard to send your kids to school to get a college degree and education and to get news like this, it's not cool. >> i don't believe it was his time to go. he was one of the nicest guys that i knew. >> investigators have not said how or why he died. fraternity alpha phi alpha has been suspended by the school
we are seeing video this morning of a suspect in the slashing of a bus boy at a diner in greenwichvilleage. the first person you see is the teen who went on the attack. the victim 25-year-old bobby had to get 127 stitches. he spoke to us but did not want to show his badly scarred face. >> i hope they find them and arrest them. people like that aren't supposed to be out here. what they have to do is catch them, and i hope they do. >> bobby says the teen attacked after he asked him to leave because he was asking customers for money to support his basketball team. a man is waking up behind bars this morning after a three-day crime spree on the upper west side of manhattan.
they say the suspect stabbed a man who refused to give up his iphone. ronald smith was charged with robbery and also now with four other crimes ranging from robbery to criminal possession of a weapon and menacing. the nypd released a new surveillance image and another senseless slashing. police are trying to identify this man. they say the suspect slashed a shopper outside of a store in soho after the victim refused to hand over his bags. >> what a strange rash of the slashings. it's scary. seemingly so random. horribly violent. coming up on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, we're continuing to follow breaking news in brooklyn where police officers have been shot. "eyewitness news" is live with team coverage. the latest on the suspect who was also shot as well as the
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welcome gabbing, everyone. "eyewitness news" is live on the scene with breaking news this morning. two anti-crime officers have been shot in brooklyn. information is still coming in. we're told the suspect in all of this is in custody. that suspect also shot several times but is alive at the moment and in police custody. we are live with team coverage this morning. we're also expecting to hear from the commissioner and the mayor shortly. we should also point out that
shot are expected to survive. >> we're expecting that live minute. we'll bring that to you live. we spoke with former police commissioner ray kelly earlier this morning at length about his insight on what happened and details. >> these are police officers in the new york city police department that happened to be assigned to the housing bureau, but they are doing anti-crime work in the police department where officers wear plain clothes but certainly they are wearing bullet-resistant vests. they were doing their job. they were out trying to arrest people with guns. apparently, they got some information about this individual carrying a gun, and they were surveilling him. again, perhaps he then gets in the car, goes the wrong way and strikes a radio car. that's when the shooting begins
>> the commissioner and mayor are expected to give a live briefing regarding this latest shooting in a few minutes. we'll bring that to you live. stay with us. we'll continue to update you as the morning goes on. while we're waiting for the press conference, we'll shift to other news. funeral services today for antonin scalia. he's lying in repose outside of the supreme court. the president and first lady paying their respects yesterday after meeting with scalia's family in private. vice president joe biden, a friend of the scalia family will attend the funeral mass this morning. president obama and first lady michelle obama will not. the white house does say he will spend the weekend going over potential supreme court nominees, a huge, huge battle brewing over this. president obama is expected to read through extensive packets prepared by white house lawyers with the details about the
experiences of several people who could replace scalia on the bench. today, there are two pivotal contests in the race for the white house. >> democratic party voters in nevada will hold their caucuses. hillary clinton and bernie sanders were out stumping for the undecided voters. the latest poll showed them neck and neck with clinton holding a slightly narrow margin. more than a quarter of the hispanic. >> republicans are preparing to hold their primary election today in south carolina. the gop candidates were crisscrossing each other state. donald trump holds a commanding lead in the polls over his challengers, including jeb bush, who is struggling to keep his campaign alive. >> abc news will have special coverage tonight when the winners are projected. stay with us on television and
as we get them, we'll bring them to you politically. big local news of course, all morning we've been following the shooting of two police officers in bed-stuy. they are expected to be okay right now. shannon is live above the scene in news copter 7. shannon, what can you tell us? >> reporter: this is a huge scene here. we know now that these were anti-crime officers that were reporting shots fired in this area when they arrived at the scene, they were involved in a head-on collision with the suspect vehicle. we're just going to bring you in here as you are looking down at the intersection of malcolm x boulevard left to right on the screen and you can see the front end damage to the car. that was the suspect vehicle that was involved in the accident with the police cruiser. we want to draw your attention up a little bit. you can see all of the evidence markers here in the street. they are literally littering the street. we've counted 38 so far since we've been on the scene.
we're hearing from police that the shots were exchanged after police saw the suspects present a weapon. what we know is that two officers were shot. we know one was shot in the back, both were moved to kings county hospital and both expected to survive. it appears that the suspect was shot as well. we brought the shot out to give you an idea of how massive this is. there is police tape all over the place. lexington avenue is shut down between stuyvesant avenue. that is malcox x boulevard. that is alive with police activity shutting it down. police investigate, first of all, what caused the shots to be fired in the first place and what caused the suspect to draw a weapon when police arrived on the scene. so a huge scene stuy. reporting live over brooklyn, shannon stone, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> again, those anti-crime officers are expected to survive. the suspect is in custody.
was shot repeatedly and is in serious condition. >> correct. we are awaiting the press conference from the mayor and commissioner bratton. we'll get more details and confirmation of a lot of things when they speak at the hospital. we have two reporters live your daughter wants to stay organic. your husband wants to stay free from artificial ingredients. you want to stay free from artificial preservatives. and your debit card wants to stay on a diet. fill your cart with small victories like stop & shop's nature's promise brand.
bed-stuy at 2:00 this morning. the officers are expected to survive the injuries. we expect to hear from the mayor and police commissioner shortly. >> above average this afternoon by at least 20 degrees. let us get you up-to-date on what's happening. right now, we have 43 in central park. the comfort factor is up high. we'll see the temperatures adding at least 20 degrees by the afternoon. that puts us closer to a late april high temperature. so really, pretty dramatic. we've already spotted at least one sun banger out there. it's this guy who tweeted this morning. asbury park, get your spot early because you've got some company out there this morning. thank you, nick, for sending
we have a shower or two scooting through right now in long island. the weak disturbance not producing a lot. it focuses on the temperatures, which are in the low to mid- 40s right now. the 24-hour temperature change, we're almost 30 degrees warmer now than we were yesterday at the same time. you can put the heavy coats aside. we go for 61 the last time december 11th, which was a stretch of 60s that lasted six days. this one, only over the weekend. a warm wave, if you will, and then we're tracking another winter storm early to mid-part of next week. these temperatures that we have over the weekend, saver them because we're looking at below freezing temperatures for overnight lows once we get into the middle part of the workweek. on sunday afternoon, the clouds hit the 50s and there could be a shower to end the weekend especially after 6:00 on sunday. while we'll see rain to the south, there could be a little snow for parts of the mid- hudson valley as that comes
worthy of a mention if you will be traveling to the late part of the weekend. mainly south and south jersey is where we'll see this area affected to close out the weekend. today we go with that above average temperature. tonight, we barely drop to 43. that's above average for the high temperature. closing out the weekend at 52 and the accuweather seven-day forecast puts us with a winter storm wednesday into thursday. we think this one starts as snow, quickly changes to rain, and it's more wet than white at this point. >> all right. >> 60s and snow. a little bit of everything there. >> thanks, amy. >> you got it. we continue to follow breaking news. "eyewitness news" is live on the scene in brooklyn where anti-crime offic i do everything on the internet. but, it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (husband) we're out of 2%! i wonder what else could be better around here?
about the severity of their conditions. we do understand they will survive their injuries. a suspect is in custody. he was shot repeatedly. we have two reporters on the story. we will have updates throughout the hour. police are trying to find a man who took off with nearly $2,000 worth of merchandise from a bronx video game store. police say this man picked up a display case inside of a forward 'em game stop this wednesday and walked out of the store. the case contained $1900 worth of video games. there is much more ahead on "eyewitness news" on this saturday morning including a look at the day's top stories. >> it is that breaking news out of brooklyn where two officers have been shot. again, they are expected to survive. the commissioner and mayor are expected to speak shortly. we have two reporters live on the scene and we'll bring you up to speed after the break. really mild. meteorolog this is the face of addiction. addiction doesn't discriminate.
y welcome back, everybody, to "eyewitness news." we are covering some breaking news this morning in bed-stuy in brooklyn. that's where two nypd anti- crime officers have been shot. they are expected to be okay. thanks for being with us. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. officers are recovering in the hospital this morning. >> "eyewitness news" reporter dave evans is at the hospital with the latest on the officers' conditions. we're expected to hear from the mayor and commissioner shortly for a full update on what's going on. we want to start with marcus solis live at the scene in brooklyn. marcus some. >> reporter: rob and michelle, the investigation continues and
you can see that is concentrated on lexington avenue. we're at malcolm ex why all of this took place around 3:30 this morning. we can show you a picture of the weapon recovered tweeted out by the nypd. a .357 revolver that was used to fire on the two officers that were struck. the officers were responding to a call of shots fired. they were anti-crime plain clothes officers from police service area 3 in brooklyn. they came upon the suspect vehicle. they followed it. that car started going down a one-wye street the wrong way and crashed into an oncoming patrol car at the scene. the two officers with are hit by gunfire. one struck in the chest protected by his vest. the other in the lower back. the bullet going under his vest. the suspect was shot multiple times. everyone was moved to area hospitals. the two officers to kings
secretary to brookdale hospital. commissioner bratton arrived on the scene shortly after that shooting. he met with the officers first at the hospital and then to the scene and now back to the hospital. again, all of this started with shots fired, two anti-crime officers hit by gunfire and are expected to be okay. we're live in bed-stuy, marcus solis, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> marcus, thank you so much. let's get another look at the scene from news copter 7. shannon stone, what can you tell us? >> reporter: michelle, marcus is telling you about that head- on collision between the suspect vehicle and the officer's vehicle. we can show you with sky writer 7 here. this is the front-end damage to the officer's vehicle and daniel to the car here. that is the suspect's vehicle. all at the intersection of malcolm x boulevard.
towards the lower part of the screen. there are evidence markers all over the street. markers. most of those are going shell casings. you can imagine the barrage of bullets that happened here at 3:30 this morning as we bring the shot out further. we want to give you purr expectative of how big it is. original direction. left and right across the screen, that is malcolm x boulevard. police activity closes this. this is a nightmare. we even want to bring you one block over. you've got police tape here as well. police are combing this area looking for any clues as to why this shooting happened. shannon stone, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> all right, shannon. massive crime scene there. let's get to other news on a saturday morning. a 6-year-old girl nearly drowned. now the new york city health
safety of a spa in queens. all of this happened and the girl got her hair caught in the shallow pool. another spa customer trained in cpr revived that little girl after she was pulled out of the water. >> there were chest compressions. >> what did she look like when you saw her? >> she was blue, eyes clothes and laid out on the floor. >> the spa's owner claims the drains in all of the pools and hot tubs have safety covers on them. the girl, meantime,in stable condition. the teenage driver who struck and killed a 4-year-old girl as he was being chased by police on the upper west side has been sentenced up to nine years in prison.
his grandmother talked about the pain knowing she survived the crash that killed her granddaughter. reyes took a plea deal in the case. he could be paroled in a year and a half. this morning, the latest on former new york mayor david dinkins. he's 88 years old and waking up in the hospital for a lung infection. wees admitted to new york press bit -- he was admitted to new york presbyterian. doctors are testing him for pneumonia. his law partner tells us he is walking around. the former mayor was treated for pneumonia at this exact same hospital three years ago. coming up next on "eyewitness news" saturday morning, of course the latest on the news in brooklyn where two officers have been shot are expected to survive. the suspect also shot in all of this. he's been transported to the hospital in serious condition. he is in police custody and
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suspect was shot multiple times as well during this incident and is being treated and is in serious condition. right now, we are expecting any minute for both mayor de blasio and commissioner bratton to address the media. and they will give us a full sense of what happened and the all important update on the officers' condition as soon as the press conference starts. reporter dave evans is live there, and we certainly will take that live for a full update on the situation. i believe the press conference is about to start momentarily. you see officials gathering there at that for an update again. the mayor and police commissioner. we go to dave evans who's live there now. dave, can you hear us? >> reporter: rob, yes, i can hear you fine. we're on the second floor at the hospital. there's the mayor and also the police commissioner approaching. we expect to hear from them here in a couple of seconds. they will be giving us an update on the two officers. we're told the officers are going to be okay. one officer shot in the chest. we think one's shot in the
here is the commissioner and mayor giving us an update on the situation. . >> are we all set? thank you. >> this morning in the bedford stuyvesant in brooklyn, two police officers assigned to the anti-crime team was struck by gunfire. the incident began when two uniformed housing police officers from psa-3 heard a shot fired in the intersection of quincy street and malcolm x boulevard in the confines of the 8-1 precinct. as they approached the suspect, he fled in a vehicle. the officers began to follow the vehicle and radioed for
officers from the 8-1, 8-3 and p ta commands responded. the -- psa commands responded. the suspect rammed a marked patrol car. multiple officers armed suspect. multiple officers fired striking him several times. a .357 revolver was recovered from the front seat with five spent shell casings from the revolver. during the engagement, two police officers were struck by gunfire. the anti-crime police officers. one of the officers was struck in his protective vest in the area of his chest. the bullet did not penetrate his vest, and he suffered blunt force trauma. the second officer was struck once below the vest line and a bullet entered his right hip. the officers are being treated here at kings county hospital. we have had a chance to visit with them and their families,
they are both alert stable condition. both officers are assigned to the plain clothes anti-crime team in the 8-1 precinct. the suspect is a 33-year-old male in critical condition. wees shot multiple times and identified as james funes. we believe he is from new jersey. the investigation, as you might anticipate, is ongoing at this time. at this time, i would like to introduce mayor de blasio. sir? >> thank you very much, commissioner. this morning is a reminder of the important and dangerous and crucial work that our police officers do and the way they put their lives on the line for us every, single day. that is why the city is kept safe because these men and women step up for us. the two officers, as commissioner bratton said, we had the opportunity to visit with them, visit with their families. they were alert.
and it was so good to see them in the good shape they were in despite everything they've been through. this incident certainly underscores the importance of the vests that we invest in for our police officers, and we have to keep them same every way we can. these officers pursued their work last night with vigor, focus. these were very -- these are very dedicated officers who were out there protecting us. thank god they had some of the things they needed to keep them safe. one of the officers, nine years on the job, and we had an opportunity to talk to him and his family, but also his commanding officer. the officer obviously, this officer who is here in the hospital, obviously an exemplary cop who's worked very, very hard and is proud to
line just participating in a gun collar yesterday and telling me how proud he was of the gun collar. here is a guy in his hospital bed, obviously in some pain, but very proud of the fact that just the day before, he got another gun off the street. by the way, as you heard the commissioner, he mentioned the shot spotter was a key part of the effective arrest the other day. he is the father of two with one more child on the way. we were there with his wife, and he was in great, great spirits. the other younger officer, three years on the job, obviously extraordinarily devoted to his work, having been taken under the wing by veteran officers. really someone focused on becoming as good a cop as he could be. his dad, mom, and wife were with him there. it's amazing to see the devotion of these officers and the relief their families felt being with them there knowing they will be all right. i want to take one more moment
i want to think doctor ajut for being here and all of the staff for everything they do. i want to thank everyone at fdny ems, the first responders that got there to help our officers right away. the bottom line today is thank god both of these officers -- no audio ] >> we lost the live feed right now from the news conference. the mayor and commissioner have been briefing the public on the details surrounding this police shooting. we'll go back to that. i know we have the audio. >> that's correct. we believe at this time there were a total of eight officers and three separate vehicles. four anti-crime in an unmarked vehicle. the psa officers who initiated the encounter and an additional two officers from the adjoining precinct. so a total of eight officers involved.
we're still determining how many. the suspect was armed with a .357 magnum revolver with five spent shell casings still in the revolver. he was struck numerous times. the circumstances were that the psa officers as i describe, hears the gunshot, basically saw the individual reported pointing a weapon out the window with them. they got back in their vehicle and began to pursue. the other officers responded to that pursuit. he, in fact, did ram one of the marked police cars that was coming at him. so we're still putting it together. it's a complex crime scene, several block crime scene. the mayor referenced shot spotter that all of the shooting was captured on the shot spotter. that device will be helpful to us in making a determination as to the specific sequencing of
the force investigation division will do a very shore row job. we will be able to provide names of the officers a little later today and just make sure all family members have, in fact, been notified, and one of the ironies is that one of the officers, his father was involved, now a retired officer, in a shooting incident a number of years ago where he was shot, and his bulletproof vest saved his life. so the irony, father/son a number of years apart both saved by the bulletproof vest that we require all of our officers now wear. >> reporter: commissioner can you tell us where they were when they were rammed? >> the two officers in the marked car, it was rammed by the suspect vehicle. the anti-crime vehicle investigately behind the suspects' vehicle and behind them another marked car with two officers. we believe those are the eight officers involved in the initial shooting situation.
as we put it together. as of now, two hours after the incident, that's what we know. >> reporter: the two officers vehicle? >> the two officers who were shot were in a vehicle. they were part of an anti-crime team, plain clothes. all of them were at the scene of the shooting. [inaudible speaker ] >> that's correct. that's the information we have at this time. anything else? [inaudible speaker ] >> i'm sorry? >> the suspect? >> one suspect only. he is in custody at the hospital in critical condition at the other hospital. we are now attempting to get additional information on him, his history, and what might have prompted him to threaten the police officers. [inaudible speaker ] >> that'll be part of the investigation as to what the initial shot was all about and the threatening behavior toward
>> thank you, commissioner. >> commissioner, anti-crime unit officers are they were in their car, they weren't approaching the suspect? >> the circumstances of the shooting itself, that's what we'll attempt to identify where were the various officers at the time of the incident. so as to whether they were in vehicles, out of vehicles, it's still too early and still preliminary on that. >> was the shooter in the vehicle? >> the shooter was in the vehicle throughout the whole incident, that's correct. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> we'll have more in addition at dcpi, the identity of the suspect as well as the two officers which is forthcoming. we want to make sure all of their families have been notified. >> the mayor and police commissioner wrapping upp press conference. giving us a fuller picture of what happened here still miles to go in this investigation. the good news here, both of the officers will survive their injuries. one cop was shot. they are both still unidentified pending family notification, of course. one was shot in the chest but in his vest.
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five spent casings in that gun, 45 shots at last count possibly at the scene. the two police officers are in the hospital. they are alert, they are to survive. >> one protected by the bulletproof vest, the other was shot below the vest and shot in the right hip. you heard the mayor praising literally the difference between life and death sometimes are the bulletproof vests. ironically enough, the father of one of the officers shot is a retired cop who years ago was shot in the line of duty. his life, also saved, by a bulletproof vest. >> amazing. >> a lot of details now beginning to emerge. officers will survive. suspect shot, in critical condition at brookdale but has been identified. >> great job this morning on getting that information. we're praying for their families. >> absolutely.
>> they are alert and speaking and able to talk to their families. that's the most important thing. >> they haven't identified them yet because they are waiting for the families to be notified. so we don't have names to pass along. >> you know, as we're hoping for them to be at ease, the comfort factor here for everyone with the weather, certainly is worry free. the sun is out, temperatures are up. we're actually rising with the temperatures overnight. we are at 44 right now in central park. looking over the west side out over the hudson, it looks like a fantastic day. guess what? it feels that way. we could get up to 15 degrees warmer, no problem at all. we're already in the upper 30s north and west. those out on the island. we've got 43, 45. so islip and river head up nicely. wet roads doesn't last long at all. no problems with all of that off to the east instead. it's sunshine and raising
into the 50s by the noon hour and pushing for 61 degrees. so we forecast that for today, but the weekend warm way, which keeps us in the 50s, will last through tomorrow. there is a wrinkle late on sunday. we are tracking this windsor storm for next week. this is something we've been watching for several days now. still a lot of questions on will it be rain or snow. the futurecast takes us into the 60s today, but 50s tomorrow afternoon. here we are sunday at 4:00. we're still in the upper 40s and low 50s. very warm and above average. then late on sunday, hear comes the rain-maker to the south of the city. potentially brief snow showers north of the city. monday a colder air mass is overhead so our temperatures will be stuck in the 40s for that day. this gives you a bigger look at what's happening on the futurecast. not even a storm in sight on
then we get this coming in sunday night. that's what can bring us the chance for showers. monday it's looking like a mix of sun and clouds. temperatures are still above average. by tuesday into wednesday, we'll be looking at another system coming in our direction with temperatures that are still fairly mild. so that's giving us an indication of the next storm maybe more rain than snow. breezy and warm. 61 won't break a record. that's the first time we've seen that number since december 11th. overnight, 43 degrees. our temperatures are barely falling and we're right back into the low 50s tomorrow with the easing showers on the futurecast. the accuweather seven-daybreaks down like this. a little wave of warm air. then by monday, temperatures are in the low 40s and rather wednesday. there's the chance for the winter storm. this one is a coastal system. it doesn't get the cold air in accumulating snow. that'll be the big question for us. so we still have to pay attention to this forecast.
so as we get closer to the track of the storm and the exact timing, then we can paint a better picture if it will be more wet than white, which is what we suspect this time if you see more rain than snow. enjoy the day. it is seaside heights that is going to have the polar bear plunge today. seaside heights. good luck to all of the plungers raising money for all of the special olympics. >> a bearable plunge. >> yeah. >> 60s on the beach, not bad. >> thank you, amy money it is now 7:57. our top story, two anti-crime officers have been shot. happened early this morning. the suspect is in police custody. >> marcus? >> reporter: rob and michelle, within the last 15 minutes, the police commissioner is saying that the officers are in stable condition. they are alert and are talking. they are expected to be okay.
all of this happening around 3:30 this morning at malcolm x in bed-stuy. two housing bureau officers heard shots fired and started to follow the suspect who allege ready i pointed a gun at him and took off in a car. vehicle. the car got into an accident with a responding patrol car, and then there was that exchange of gunfire. many shots fired. the two officers, one shot in the chest protected by his vest. the bullet did not go through. the other officer shot in the hip. both take ton kings county hospital and expect -- taken to kings county hospital. a .357 reshoveller was identified at the scene. again, the investigation into all of this still continues here in bed-stuy. we're live in bed-stuy, i'm marcus solis, channel 7
stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of this news. we're update the situation as the morning goes on. of course, coming up again during the 9:00 hour, we'll get everything together with all of the information and bring a full update in about an hour from now. >> that will do it for this edition of "eyewitness news" upon this saturday morning. i'm michelle charlesworth. >> i'm rob nelson. for the entire team here. thank you so much for being with us. we'll be back here at 9:00. again, what we've learned this morning, two officers shot. they are okay. they are being treated in the hospital right now. minutes ago, we heard from the mayor and the police commissioner. certainly grateful that both officers had on bulletproof vests. that is good news. also the suspect is shot and identified as a 34-year-old man from new jersey. he is in critical condition and was shot several times. eight officers in all involved in this and three separate vehicles after some kind of chase ensued in the bed-stuy section of brooklyn.
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