Police shot and killed a gunman in the Bronx on Friday night after shooting two plainclothes detectives, sources and authorities said.
The shooting unfolded after cops, members of the Narcotics Division, stumbled upon an argument between at least two people on Seneca Avenue and Hunts Point Avenue in the Hunts Point section of the borough around 7 p.m. hours, according to police sources.
A man involved in the feud drove into a nearby car and retrieved a gun, sources said. The NYPD said the suspect fired at the cops, prompting them to return fire, hitting the man.
The suspect was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he later died, sources said.
The cops were not hit by gunfire. They were taken to Jacobi Medical Center for tinnitus, sources said.
Friday night’s shootings marked the second police shooting involved in the borough in just three days.
Officer Dennis Vargas, 32, was shot in the arm Tuesday night during a shootout with a suspect in the Claremont section, officials said.
Vargas and his partner had been pursuing a man they believe was carrying a gun, and the suspect turned and opened fire on cops after running for a block and a half, police said.
The injured officer was expected to recover. The suspect, a homeless man awaiting sentencing on a weapons charge, was in critical condition after being shot by police.