CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn (PIX11)—A carjacking suspect was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer in Brooklyn Thursday after cops say he opened fire on the officer.
According to authorities, the off-duty NYPD Lieutenant was behind the wheel of his own car when he witnessed another vehicle strike a divider and light pole on Cypress Hill Street near Jamaica Ave. in the Cypress Hills section at around 4:10 a.m.
The lieutenant, who wasn't immediately identified, pursued Kissane in his personal vehicle to Hemlock Street, where the suspect fired at the Lieutenant. The off-duty cop then returned fire, striking Kissane, officials said.
Kissane was transported to Brookdale Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The lieutenant was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was treated for trauma, police said.
The vehicle, that had struck the divider, a 2001 burgundy Chrysler minivan, had been carjacked at gunpoint approximately 15 minutes earlier in Queens. Kissane's gun, which was recovered at the scene, was an unregistered nine-shot .22 caliber revolver with four bullets remaining in the cylinder. A plastic bag containing 15 additional rounds was also recovered at the scene, officials said.
Kissane, a resident of Queens, is also suspected in an attempted armed robbery in Queens just hours before crashing the stolen vehicle police say he carjacked in Queens, in which a shot was fired, striking the motorist's vehicle as she drove away.