It's good to see a stand being made.
This is a discussion on Busy day for good guys Part 1 within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Off-duty cop shoots Queens. attacker BY SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Sunday, July 13th 2008, 10:54 PM An off-duty NYPD detective shot and wounded ...
Off-duty cop shoots Queens. attacker
BY SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, July 13th 2008, 10:54 PM
An off-duty NYPD detective shot and wounded a man in Queens Sunday after a thug opened fire when the officer intervened to stop a beating, cops said.
The officer fired four shots from his service weapon after one attacker shot at him during the 2 a.m. melee in St. Albans, police said.
He had identified himself as a cop, police said.
The wounded man, who has not been identified, hopped into a car with three other men and fled.
Cops searched nearby streets and hospitals and later found two of the suspects at Nassau County's Franklin Hospital. One man was being treated for gunshot wounds in the left arm and left leg, and his pal was staying with him, a police source said.
Both men were being questioned last night, cops said.
The detective, identified only as a 15-year veteran assigned to the narcotics division, was standing with friends at Farmers and Linden Blvds. when he spotted four brutes pounding on a man, police said.
The officer quickly spotted a gun, police said.
The gunman refused to drop his weapon, despite the detective's warning, and the shootout began, police said.
Assistant Chief Michael Collins said the shooting appears to be justified.
"He was threatened by an armed perpetrator," Collins said.
The Queens incident was one of two shootings yesterday by off-duty law enforcement officers.
Department of Correction Officer Sheldon Johnson, 34, fatally shot a man who allegedly was trying to steal his car at gunpoint in front of a South Bronx gas pump, cops said.
No criticism at all for the shooter, but aren't off duty cops in NYC regarded as civilians and required to be un armed while off duty?
(I fully agree that it is stupid to trust someone with a gun on duty but not off.)
Maybe if they allowed their citizen to exercise their rights then the guy that got beat may have been able to avoid the beating in the first place.
Nice story, we need more cops like that!!
Sundance adds, yea speeders aren't the enemy, murders,robbers,thieves, etc. those are the enemy of the public! The person speeding isn't bothering me!