Police officers opened fire and killed a gunman suspected of shooting three men in Brooklyn late Thursday night, police and sources said.

A trio of uniformed cops in a marked car heard gunfire and responded to a scene with three people shot outside Boardwalk Wine and Spirits on Halsey Street, near Wilson Avenue, in Bushwick at about 10:30 p.m., according to police and sources. 

A group outside the liquor store pointed cops toward the fleeing gunman — and they immediately gave chase with their body-worn cameras activated, NYPD Chief of Patrol Juanita Holmes said at an early Friday press conference.

“The guy was on the sidewalk and running,” towards Weirfield Street when the cops showed up, a witness told The Post. 

“They had their guns drawn, screaming ‘get your hands up! Drop the gun!’” the witness said. “He kept moving. He kept taking off. That’s when he got between the two cars and that’s when the cops fired.”

Holmes said that after the man refused orders to drop his weapon, police opened fire when he raised “the firearm in the direction” of them.  

Sources said all three cops — two officers and a sergeant —  fired their guns. 

A gun was recovered at the scene, according to Holmes, who said she reviewed the bodycam footage. 

The suspect was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Two officers were taken to the hospital for observation and three men who were shot were also hospitalized, but their conditions were not immediately known.   

Sources said the suspect has seven prior arrests, including for gun possession and robbery.   

One source praised the three cops for their quick action. 

“We’ve had multiple shootings in this area and these cops were exactly where they were supposed to be,” the source said. 

A window at the liquor store — near the scene of the original shooting — was blown out in the mayhem.

“I heard like 20 shots,” another witness said. “We ran to the window and [EMTs] were giving him CPR for like 10 minutes … a lot of blood.”

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