The feds opened fire on a suspected drug runner at a Brooklyn shopping mall Tuesday, law enforcement sources said.
Homeland Security and federal Drug Enforcement agents were conducting a “controlled delivery” of 2 kilos of heroin to the unidentified suspect outside the ShopRite at the Gateway Center in East New York at about 3:30 p.m. when the target saw the trap closing in on him, sources said.
He jumped into a gray minivan, gunned the engine and sped off, narrowly missing a federal agent, officials said. The officials opened fire, hitting the vehicle, but not the person inside. No injuries were reported.
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The suspect jumped into a grey minivan, gunned the engine and sped off, narrowly missing a federal agent, officials said. Agents opened fire, hitting the vehicle, but not the person inside, officials said.
Cops took the drug runner and two accomplices into custody, officials said. Charges were pending Tuesday night.
“I’m glad they got them,” said shopper Philjay Alston, 68. “You have children around here. Someone could’ve been hurt. These people need to stop it already with the drugs. That is not the way to earn a living.”