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Officer Shoots Man Who Allegedly Attacked Partner With A Cane

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Dairon Bledsoe, 27, was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon after he attacked an officer with a cane on Saturday in Bushwick.

If it wasn't for the camera attached to the front of Universe Electronics on Broadway the story might seem hard to believe.

The video shows the suspect running down the sidewalk along Broadway. When cops catch up with him you can see the man swinging a cane and hitting the female officer across the face and head.

Her partner then takes out his gun and shoots the man in his upper torso.

The surveillance video also shows Bledsoe trying to get away, even after he was wounded and put in an ambulance.

When Billy Brioso showed up for work at the store he was astonished to see the incident replayed.

“The video explains itself what happened. I mean, you could see that he we shot right away. He went down and then they put him in an ambulance. And then he, I mean he wake up and he was running away from the ambulance,” said Brioso.

Police say the man hit the officer across her face and head with so much force that the cane broke in two. This began late Saturday morning when the officers, who were patrolling the elevated J train station, say they saw the man hitting their patrol car with the cane.

They yelled down at him to stop and he took off running. The officer chased after him and the rest was captured on that security video.

He was tackled and subdued by several officers, all while Cesar Cruz looked on in disbelief.

"I was really, like, scared ‘cause he could do something else and another cop could shoot. Like bullets don't have a name,” said Cesar Cruz.

While the 27-year-old was shot once in his upper torso, police say he was taken to the hospital in stable condition. It's not clear why he was hitting the police car with his cane in the first place. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP