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Cops wounded in wild shootout on NYC subway train

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Two NYPD officers and a civilian were hit in a wild shootout on a New York City subway train at the Fort Hamilton Parkway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, on Thursday evening.

The suspect was also shot and killed. The officers and civilian are expected to survive, officials said.

The incident started when the plainclothes officers stopped to question a man who was illegally moving between subway cars.

Police say the man, identified as Peter Jourdan, 37, of Allentown, Pa., pulled a gun and opened fire on the officers. Officer Lukasz Kozicki, 32, was struck three times; once in each of his upper thighs and once in the groin.

Although shot in the lower back, protected by his vest, Officer Michael Levay, 27, returned fire and killed Jourdan, authorities said.

A passenger on the subway car sustained a graze wound to the leg during the gun fight. No one else was injured, as passengers ran onto the subway platform when the gunfire erupted.

Medics rushed the wounded officers to Lutheran Medical Center.

"The doctors here at Lutheran have given both officers excellent care, and I'm relieved to report that both are in stable condition. Commissioner Kelly and I just met with officers and their families," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. "Tough enforcement of quality of life crimes on the subway -- the work that these officers were engaged in -- is a big part of how we've made New York the safest big city in the nation, and how we've dramatically cut crime on the subways and across the city.

N trains were bypassing the station while the NYPD investigated.

Doctors released Levay from the hospital Friday afternoon.

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