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Police officers opened fire and killed a gunman suspected of shooting three men in Brooklyn late Thursday night, law enforcement sources said.
Uniformed cops in a marked car responded to a report of a triple shooting outside BoardWalk Wine and Spirits on Halsey Street, near Wilson Avenue, in Bushwick shortly before 11 p.m., the sources said.
The officers then spotted the 53-year-old suspected gunman around the corner on Wilson Avenue and ordered him to drop his weapon before firing, according to the sources.
“The guy was on the sidewalk and running,” towards Weirfield Street when the cops showed up, a witness told The Post.
“They had their guns drawn, screaming ‘get your hands up! Drop the gun!’” the witness said. “He kept moving. He kept taking off. That’s when he got between the two cars and that’s when the cops fired.”
Police struck the suspect and he was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
A gun was recovered at the scene, sources said.
Sources said the suspect has seven prior arrests, including for gun possession and robbery.
No officers were injured in the shooting, sources said. The other three men were hospitalized for treatment.
A window at the liquor store — near the scene of the original shooting — was blown out in the mayhem.
“I heard like 20 shots,” another witness said. “We ran to the window and [EMTs] were giving him CPR for like 10 minutes … a lot of blood.”
The NYPD asked residents to avoid the area and to “expect a large police presence.”