Police open fire on armed man in the Bronx

Police say they were forced to open fire on an armed suspect Saturday after he refused to drop his weapon.

According to police, a 19-year-old man was spotted in a park with a gun around 3:30 a.m. near Alexander Avenue. Police say the suspect ran and three officers gave chase. The suspect pulled out a gun and police shot him in the leg, officials say. Police recovered a 380-caliber gun at the scene.

An officer was taken to the hospital with a hand injury. The suspect is in stable condition at the hospital.

The shooting came nearly 24 hours after police shot a 45-year-old man in the Bronx. Police said he threatened officers with a kitchen knife during a traffic stop of a stolen car. That man was also shot in the leg and was hospitalized in stable condition.

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