Sunday, April 17, 2011
Off Duty Cop Heroically Shoots Robbers near Crown Heights
An off-duty Triboro-Bridge and Tunnel officer was shot and wounded in a wild gunfight at a Brooklyn car stereo shop with a group of four armed thugs who tried to rob the place, police sources said.
The officer – who was hit in the shoulder – blasted two of the thugs in the 8:30 p.m. gun battle at the business at 74 Albany Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant. Though initial reports said one robber was dead, a police spokesman later said the officer left one in very serious condition and one in stable condition.
The other two robbers are at large.
The unidentified officer was in stable condition at Kings County hospital, officials said