It happened just before 12 a.m. Saturday at Lyman Place and East 169th Street.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said a group of four officers confronted an armed suspect, and during a violent struggle, the suspect’s weapon went off once.
A lieutenant was struck in the ankle.
He was taken to Jacobi Hospital, where he was treated and released. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The suspect was taken into custody after the struggle.
The other officers were treated for minor cuts and bruises.
A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene.
Shea said the suspect, whose name was not immediately released, is known to police, with several prior weapons-related arrests.
The NYPD intends to release footage showing that the person had a firearm while officers were repeatedly commanding the person to release their firearm.
Shea said that footage would be released tomorrow or later in the week.
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