FBI agent on Canarsie stake-out shot for ‘no apparent reason’
An FBI agent who was on a surveillance job for an undisclosed case was shot on Saturday afternoon in Canarsie, according to police.
Police officials said that the agent, accompanied by two others, was inside a vehicle on a stake-out at E. 92nd Street and Avenue N when he was hit in the shoulder by a bullet from an automobile, which then sped off. The two other agents returned fire on the automobile, police said.
The FBI agent, as of yet not identified, was rushed to Kings County Hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, police officials said.
One of the men involved in the shooting was arrested at the scene, while the second man allegedly fled in the car to a detailing and vehicle cleaning shop at 812 Remsen Ave. Police said the suspect left the car, a BMW with blown out windows and bullet holes, at the shop.
The suspect’s brother allegedly drove him to Kingsbrook Medical Center emergency room, where the suspect was being treated for a bullet wound to the hand. The brother was taken into custody at the scene and the car the two drove to the hospital was declared a crime scene.
Published reports identify the two arrested men as Ronnel Watson, 31, and Hector Amissa, 29.
Sources identified Watson as the trigger-man in the shooting. It is unclear what role Amissa played.
On Saturday, police from the 69th Precinct fanned out through the area. Police canines and emergency service officers went on the search for the suspect. The area was sealed off as a crime scene for a block radius.
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