Police Officer Is Shot While Chasing Armed Man in the Bronx

A New York City police officer who is part of a unit that works to get guns off the streets was shot Tuesday night in the lower back by a man whom the officer had been chasing in the Bronx, the police said.

The 31-year-old plainclothes officer was wearing a bulletproof vest, but was struck once below his vest, Dermot F. Shea, the police commissioner, said during a news conference at Jacobi Medical Center early Wednesday morning. The officer, a member of the Gun Violence Suppression Division,…

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