Retired NYPD officer shoots burglar in Staten Island home invasion
Amazing how this story about a LEO includes a reference to doughnuts!A burglar shot and wounded Friday when he tried to break into a retired cop's Staten Island home, police sources said.
Retired NYPD Officer Carmine Longo, 45, pulled a gun when he discovered the thief trying to rob his Rossville home, sources said.
The thief was shot as he and the ex-cop struggled for Longo's .38-caliber revolver, sources said.
The wounded thief, identified as Richard Licione, bolted from the house and tried to escape in a Ford Windstar with Longo on his heels, sources said.
"Carmine was hanging in the window and the guy was doing a doughnut, trying to get Carmine off the car," a neighbor said.
Longo, who retired after 20 years with the NYPD, was struck by the minivan, and taken to Staten Island University Hospital.
Licione was in stable condition at Richmond University Medical Center.
Just kidding, I appreciate the tough job and hard work put in by the majority of LEO's in this country.