Sunday, October 23, 2011

Off-Duty Officer Shoots Suspect During Attempted Queens Robbery

Charges are pending against three people after the attempted robbery of an off-duty police officer in Queens.

Police say the officer was walking his dog yesterday along Beach 27th Street when he was approached by a group of men.

One of them appeared to have a weapon.

There was a struggle, and the officer identified himself, drew his gun and fired at the group.

Three of them were taken into custody a short time later. One was taken to Jamaica Hospital, shot in the chin and arm.

Another person showed up at the hospital saying he was shot in the foot during the incident, but it's unclear if he was connected.

Police say a fake gun was recovered at the scene.

The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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