Officer Mubarak Abdul-Jabbar, Second Vice President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association
The 17-year-old son of a PBA bigwig had a loaded semiautomatic, a shotgun and some pot stashed in his closet at his father's home when he was arrested in connection with a January shooting, sources said today.
The teen, Hameed Abdul-Jabbar, was charged Friday with possession of a weapon, ammunition and marijuana after being picked up by cops executing a warrant in relation to the shooting of a man in January.
Abdul-Jabbar has not been charged in the shooting. But cops searching his family's home in connection with that case found the 9mm Ruger semi-automatic pistol packed with 10 live rounds inside a black backpack in a closet, according to a criminal complaint.
The teen lives with his dad, Mubarak Abdul-Jabbar, a second vice president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.
Also inside the closet was a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with five shells wrapped in a brown towel, a billy club and 27 plastic bags of marijuana, the complaint says.
Police had been investigating the younger Abdul Jabbar's connection to a Jan. 21 shooting of a 22-year-old man who was blasted four times in the chest and stomach in front of 140 Elgar Place in Co-op City, near where he lives, sources said. The victim survived.
Abdul-Jabbar was released without bail after his weapons- and pot-possession arraignment Friday.
At the Abdul-Jabbar family home on Benchley Avenue, a man denied being related to Abdul-Jabbar or knowing anything about the arrest.
PBA officials declined comment, and a spokesman for the Bronx District Attorney's Office did not immediately provide details on the Jan. 21 shooting.
The elder Abdul-Jabbar became the first African-American on the union's executive board in 2002.