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Suspect, rookie officer both wounded in gunfire

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Authorities say an early morning gunfire exchange on a Brooklyn street has left the suspect hospitalized and a police officer with a graze wound.

According to the NYPD, officers were on patrol around 2:30 a.m. Sunday near Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Monroe Street and saw a man adjusting his waistband.

The suspect Naim Owens, fled when he saw police approaching him and ran into two other officers. Authorities say he fired a gun, and hit one of the officers, John Hirschberger, in the left thigh.

Officers returned fire and wounded the 22-year-old Owens in the back.

He's hospitalized in stable condition. Hirschberger was treated and released.

Owens is charged two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, assault and attempted assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.

Information on his lawyer wasn't immediately available.
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