By NY1 News
Police said the man used a “long rifle” to shoot several times through a bedroom door inside his home on Ridgewood Ave. and Essex St. around 4:30 p.m.
He struck the male officer twice in his bullet-proof vest, police said.
The officer was transported to Jamaica Hospital. He is alert and in stable condition, officials said Thursday night.
Police said the man barricaded himself in the rear bedroom of the home after he shot the officer, but ESU emergency services made their way in around 7:15 p.m.
They discovered the man dead from what appeared to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said in a press conference Thursday night.