ATTEMPTED MURDER OF A POLICE OFFICER – The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection in the attempted murder of a police officer.
At 1:27 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, a uniformed Sergeant and police officer assigned to the 110th Precinct responded to a report of a group of males trespassing in the rear of 93-35 Lamont Ave. As the Sergeant and police officer were traveling in their marked police vehicle, they observed the male suspect with a firearm, chasing another male and firing at him in the vicinity of Lamont Avenue and Forley Street. The Sergeant and police officer immediately exited their vehicle and ordered the suspect to drop the firearm. The suspect then turned towards them, raised his firearm and fired at the Sergeant and police officer. The Sergeant and police officer returned fire but did not strike the suspect before he fled. The suspect’s firearm, a loaded .22 caliber handgun, was recovered at the scene.
The suspect is described as a 20- to 25-year-old Hispanic male, 5-foot-6 with a medium build. There is a $12,000 combined reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-tips, visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637(CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.