After being shot overnight in the Bronx, an NYPD officer was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday in the late afternoon.
In addition to a 16-year-old boy who has been charged with attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a handgun, the police said two more suspects are sought. An NYPD officer has returned home after being shot on the job early Tuesday morning.
Police are still looking for two suspects.
Although the officer is expected to fully recover, police say the bullet almost missed a key artery. We were informed that when he and his colleague were implicated in not one, but two shootings, they were out on patrol in a place where firearms are common.
NYPD -Officer Paul Lee left Saint Barnabas Hospital in a row applause on Tuesday, and pushing his wheelchair was the same partner who could take him to first aid hours earlier.
“The partner, who realized that the partner was being shot, jumped into action, drove the car, lights and siren, on the radio description, to call for help, to inform Barnabas Hospital,” said PBA president Pat Lynch.
In an unmarked police vehicle, Lee and his colleague patrolled the Belmont neighbourhood of the Bronx at night. They drove over after seeing two adolescents at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and East 183rd Street at three o’clock. Shots are fired on your car before you even had a chance to get out, according to Detective James Essig’s NYPD boss.
Investigators say that one of the teenagers was dismissed six times, pierced the police’s windshield and beats the Lees left arm.
The officers who responded later brought back a 32 -caliber weapon of the scene and took the 16 -year -old suspicious shooter in detention. The person he was held with.
The adolescent was charged with assault, attempted murder, and unlawful possession of a weapon. “A lot of gunfire and gun violence. It’s occurred here before, said a local businessman.
Detectives say the block where it happened is notorious for gang violence, although it’s unclear if this shooting was gang-related.
Lee and his partner were briefed on the area by the NYPD Public Safety Unit.
“They’re in charge of dealing with violent crime, getting guns off the streets and so on, and he and his partner did their job wholeheartedly,” Assistant Inspector Joseph de Leo said. Seconds after Lee was shot, a second unrelated shooting broke out just meters away, according to police. No one was injured in that accident.