Three undercover police officers were shot at — two received minor injuries — in an ambush Friday night in the city’s Cedarbrook section, police said.
Just after 8 p.m., the 14th District officers were in an unmarked vehicle heading east in the 1400 block of Sharpnack Street when an unidentified male on a bicycle began riding along the driver’s side, police said.
The officer driving rolled down his window and asked the male “if he was OK” and the male then pulled out a gun and began firing into the vehicle, police said.
The unmarked vehicle, which was struck several times by gunfire, rolled up on a sidewalk and into a fence just past Fayette Street. The officers got out of the vehicle and two returned fire, police said.
A second male on Sharpnack Street then began shooting toward the officers. Both shooters then fled in an unknown direction.
Police said a bullet pierced the driver’s seat of the police vehicle but was stopped by the officer’s ballistic vest. He was taken to Einstein Medical Center and listed in stable condition.
A female officer in the backseat sustained cuts from flying fragments of either bullets or glass to her left leg. She was also reported in stable condition at Einstein.