A suspect who allegedly received right into a wild Brooklyn gunfight with a US Park Police officer — which left one man useless and three individuals wounded, together with the cop — was charged Friday in the September melee, in line with court docket paperwork.
John Shortt was charged with assaulting the officer with a lethal weapon in Brooklyn federal court docket for the early-morning shootout outdoors a nightclub in East Flatbush on Sept. 18.
Shortt allegedly led a four-person crew as they tried to rob the unidentified officer and a girl he was with after the pair had left a nightclub on Utica Avenue close to Farragut Road, the grievance states.
Shortt and an confederate, who was carrying a balaclava, initially approached the officer and the girl at about 3:20 a.m. and pointed a handgun at him, in accordance the grievance.
The cop instantly pushed the girl he was with out of the best way, drew his personal gun, and commenced firing on the would-be robbers.
The officer shot Shortt at the very least as soon as in the course of the firefight.
At the identical time, two obvious accomplices of Shortt, later recognized as Tyshawn Whidbee and Joshua Cooper, approached the officer and the girl from one other path, the grievance states.
Whidbee pulled a gun and commenced firing on the cop and girl, taking pictures each of them, in line with the court docket paperwork.
The wounded officer chased each Whidbee and Cooper across the nook, the place a firefight amongst them ensued.
The officer was hit numerous instances and Cooper was killed in the gunfight, authorities mentioned.
Immediately after the melee, Shortt hobbled to a close-by gasoline station, the place he met with two different accomplices. Medics had been referred to as, they usually transported him to Kings County Hospital, the place he was handled for a number of gunshot wounds.
The officer and the girl he was with had been additionally handled at native hospitals for his or her wounds, however survived the taking pictures.
Attorney data for Shortt was not instantly out there.