The NYPD says a man was shot by police in the Bronx Monday afternoon.

Police say the incident occurred at 1071 Tinton Avenue, near the Forest Houses in Morrisania.

Fire officials say they got a call for a man shot at around 3:45 p.m. at the location.

Police say they got a call for a man who was on the sidewalk pointing his gun at cars and firing off several shots.

According to police, several witnesses flagged down a police cruiser that happened to be in the area and told three officers inside the cruiser that there was a man outside with a gun.

Police say when the officers made their approach, they saw the man with the gun in his hand and ordered the man to drop it. According to police, the officers fired at the man when he refused to drop the gun.

Police say the man was struck in the arm.

The suspect, who is said to be in his 30s, was transported to Lincoln Medical Center and is expected to survive.

The police officers are also being observed but are not believed to be seriously injured.

Police say a gun that they say belonged to the suspect was recovered at the scene.