Relative of shot off-duty NYPD officer picked up gun and fired again at robber, sources say

NEW YORK — The relative of an off-duty New York police officer shot within the head and critically wounded in a Brooklyn Fb Market theft grabbed the wounded officer’s gun and fired again on the assailant, police sources stated Sunday.

The manhunt continued Sunday afternoon for the robber who shot the 26-year-old officer in East New York at about 7 p.m. Saturday. In the meantime, the officer’s household and fellow cops stored vigil at Brookdale College Hospital, hoping he pulls via.

The officer and his relative, described as both a brother or brother-in-law, had been planning to purchase a Honda Pilot for $20,000 via Fb Market, sources stated.

However after they received to Ruby Avenue close to Linden Boulevard in East New York a person advised them to return with him towards an alley. The vendor pulled a gun and when the officer went for his personal weapon the person fired six instances, sources stated.

The off-duty officer’s relative then grabbed the wounded cop’s weapon and returned fireplace 5 instances — however apparently didn’t hit the person, sources stated.

One witness, who didn’t give his identify, described the chaos. “They ran between the homes capturing,” he stated. “I heard 9 or 10 pictures. They ran towards Dumont Avenue capturing at one another. It was a gunfight.”

The robber drove off north on Ruby St. then turned proper on S. Conduit Avenue, sources stated.

The officer, shot within the head, was rushed to Brookdale College Hospital in important situation.

It’s not clear if the suspect was driving with an confederate, and the relative was too shaken as much as discover which facet of the automobile the shooter received into, sources stated.

The shooter didn’t get away with the off-duty officer’s cash, and the relative was unharmed, sources stated.

“It’s horrible, he has two youngsters. He has two boys,” stated Iffat Munir, whose brother-in-law is the officer’s New York Police Division companion. “It’s heartbreaking.”

“I simply met him a couple of instances,” he stated of the wounded officer. “He’s a very good man.”

The officer, is Pakistani American and early Sunday the Pakistani American Legislation Enforcement Society posted concerning the capturing on its Fb web page.

“We want everybody prayers on this tough time,” the group posted. “Could allah (swt) grant him full and quick restoration,” the group posted.

The shooter is described as a bearded Black man sporting a black sweatshirt and grey sweatpants. He fled in a black automobile with tinted home windows, police sources stated.

Police had been additionally wanting into whether or not the theft was linked to an identical stickup within the space from final month, sources stated.

The capturing got here a little bit over a yr after two law enforcement officials, Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera, had been killed on Jan. 21, 2022, by a shooter armed with a Glock handgun outfitted with a drum journal that allow him rapidly fireplace greater than two dozen bullets. The officers had been responding to a home disturbance in Harlem.


(With Mark Stamey.)


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