Police officer shot in New York City responding to call

Katrina Barker
August 12, 2017

The officer was shot just before 5 p.m. Thursday close to the crossing point of Chestnut and Fulton avenues in Cypress Hills, as per police.

When the officer approached the back of the home with EMS, police said the suspect fired three times, striking him in the arm once and twice in the bullet proof vest. He did not return fire.

The 30-year-old victim, a 75th Precinct officer on the job for two years, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he was "alert" and in stable condition Thursday night, officials said.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the media at the hospital. It began when a woman called 911 telling the dispatcher her son was acting erratically but he was not violent, was not armed and she needed help.

In addition to the weapons, the shooter had a good amount of pills and had recently gotten a new BMW, which has raised questions about how he funded the vehicle and what he was doing with the medication, police said.

De Blasio said the wounded cop had a "great attitude" as he lay in his hospital bed and even made light of his situation. "Thank God our officer is going to come through OK in this case".

"It's a small-caliber round, so you're not going to be able to see where the impact was, but I did see the blunt force trauma injuries on the officer's chest", O'Neill said, according to New York Daily News. "This young man was definitely saved by his vest". Police recovered two guns near the suspect's body.

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