A Japanese tourist staying with friends in a Brooklyn apartment had quite an unexpected morning when a narcotics officer accidentally fired his weapon through the apartment floor grazing the young woman’s arm. The victim was treated at Kings County Hospital and released a few hours later.
According to Police, a Brooklyn South Narcotics officer dressed in plain clothes discharged his weapon by accident during a scuffle with a 28-year-old suspect inside apartment 3F at 3003 Clarendon Road. Officer Mosquera Washington and other narcotic cops broke into the apartment with a non-knock warrant just after 6a.m. in search of a suspect and drugs.
The man allegedly awoke and jumped at Washington, who had his gun drawn and badge displayed. “There was a struggle between an officer and the suspect,” one source said. “The officer’s gun accidentally discharged one round.” The bullet ripped through the floor of 3F and the ceiling of 2F, where the tourist was asleep. Drugs were found in the apartment and police took into custody the suspect along with a 29-year-old woman who was with him in the apartment.