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Sources: Man Fleeing Brooklyn Traffic Stop Shot By Reassigned Officer

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An off-duty police officer shot a man Thursday night who investigators say was trying to avoid a traffic stop in Brooklyn.

Authorities say they spotted Raymond Martinez, 46, running a red light near Rockaway Parkway and Flatlands Avenue around 7:30 p.m.

Police say when they tried to pull him over he sped off, hitting an NYPD vehicle and an officer who was getting out of the car.

Police say Martinez sped off again and allegedly rammed his car into a second police vehicle to try to get away.

Officer James Hasper, who sources say is part of the "Summer All Out" initiative was about to start his shift when he saw all of this unfold.

Police say he opened fire on Martinez, striking him once in the shoulder.

"I heard one shot, and I came out, and he had that one wound on his right shoulder," said one witness at the scene.

Martinez was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition.

Charges against him are pending.

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