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article imageFour police officers injured in Brooklyn fight

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By Owen Weldon     Apr 8, 2012 in World
Brooklyn - On Saturday night four police officers in New York City were wounded after being shot during a close-range encounter with an armed gunman.
The incident took place at a man's apartment in Brooklyn. The man barricaded himself and his girlfriend in his apartment
All of the officers are expected to recover fully, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was speaking at a conference at Lutheran Medical Center. Lutheran Medical Center is where the officers were being treated for their wounds.
According to the New York Times, the suspect Nakwon Foxworth, 33, fired his gun 12 times at the officers.
According to the New York Daily, the gunfight took place inside Foxworth's apartment. One of the officers was grazed in the face and the other three officers were all shot in the leg.
The incident started on Saturday night at 10:30pm. Foxworth, his baby and his pregnant girlfriend were arriving home and Foxworth started to argue with two men who were helping another woman move into an apartment. The men were blocking a service entrance. Kairon Decaul was one of the movers and he said that a barrel was in front of the door and that got Foxworth angry.
Decaul then said that Foxworth took the stroller and started to ram it against the barrel. Decaul said that the baby was in the stroller too. He went onto say that Foxworth then pulled out a gun. Decaul's friend was chased into his truck by Foxworth. Foxworth then went back inside while the mover called the cops, according to Decaul. Foxworth then barricaded himself, the baby and his girlfriend in his apartment.
According to Fox, police officers found a defaced 22-caliber revolver and a sawed-off military style assault rifle inside Foxworth's apartment.
Foxworth was listed in critical condition but is expected to make a recovery.
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