NYPD: 2 being questioned in cop's shooting

New York Police Department officer Jamil Sarwar was

New York Police Department officer Jamil Sarwar was shot in the leg in Brooklyn July 4, 2013. Authorities say the officer is in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. (Credit: DCPI)

Investigators were questioning two men in connection with the shooting of an NYPD housing officer in Brooklyn, said a department spokesman Friday.

The men were in custody Friday but not charged as detectives try to determine who fired the shot that hit Officer Jamil Sarwar in his right leg, the spokesman said.

Sarwar, 30, of Queens, was released from the hospital Friday afternoon, The Associated Press reported. Sarwar had been visited in the hospital earlier in the day by his family as well as Commissioner Ray Kelly.


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Sarwar was on foot patrol in the Cypress Hills Houses in East New York when he was wounded.

Sarwar and his partner were stationed in front of 1200 Sutter Ave. in the Cypress Hills Houses development about 10:45 p.m. Thursday when they saw one person firing gunshots at another, police said.

The officers reported the incident by radio and ran after the suspect, chasing him into 1260 Sutter Ave.

The two officers heard more shots and entered 365 Fountain Ave., also a part of the Cypress Hills complex, to take cover, a news release said.

At that point, police said, Sarwar realized he had been shot in the right thigh.

Kelly told The Associated Press that police believe the round of gunfire that felled Sarwar was unrelated to the originally reported shootout.

Police did not find the suspect, and said the investigation is continuing.

Sarwar is the sixth officer shot this year. There were 12 struck by gunfire last year.

With Gary Dymski

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