NEW YORK — The New York Police Department says one of its officers has shot and wounded an armed man who was chasing another man on a Brooklyn street.

Assistant Police Chief Jeffrey Maddrey says three members of an NYPD gang unit were on patrol in an unmarked vehicle in the borough’s Crown Heights section around 1:30 a.m. Friday when they heard several gunshots.

Maddrey says the officers spotted a man being chased by a man armed with a handgun. He says the officers got out of their vehicle and ordered the man to drop his weapon.

Police say the man ignored the order. Maddrey says a sergeant then fired twice, hitting the man once in the left thigh. He’s being treated at a hospital.

Police say officers recovered a .25-caliber handgun at the scene.

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