Man Escapes From Police Car After Shooting On UWS, Soon Recaptured

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October 22, 2019 - 7:50 am

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) –  A man escaped a police car, only to be recaptured, after a shooting on the Upper West Side Monday afternoon.

Police responded to a shooting at the Amsterdam Houses on West 63rd Street and West End Avenue around 4 p.m.

Shortly after they arrived, several fights broke out in the street.

One person who was in the back of a police car managed to escape by climbing out of an open window.

He didn’t get very far.

Cell phone video showed the man being tackled by six police officers.

In total, three people were arrested for getting in the way of a police investigation.

No arrests have been made related to the shooting.

A 27-year-old man was shot, but is expected to survive.

One NYPD officer suffered minor injuries to his leg.