Two Police Officers Shot In Fordham Section Of The Bronx

Eyewitness News 7

Around 10:30 p.m. at East 184th Street and Tiebout Avenue, the officers, who are part of a five-member plain clothes anti-crime team, were searching for suspects wanted in an armed robbery.   

Near the corner of East 184th Street, the officers saw two possible suspects, but as they approached them, one of the suspects entered a restaurant on Tiebout Avenue while the other remained outside. The officers walked up to the man on the street, but the other suspect inside the store came out and shot at the officers.

The officers returned fire, but were hit in the exchange. The two suspects then fled on foot toward Marion Avenue, where they carjacked a white Camaro. That vehicle was later abandoned near East 188th Street and Park Avenue. A black revolver was also recovered nearby.

One officer, 38, was shot in the chest and arm, and the other officer, 30, was shot in the arm and lower back. The officers were rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital. The 38-year-old is stable. The 30-year-old is critical. They are being treated here at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Shortly after the shooting, investigators were told a man had gone to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in upper Manhattan with a gunshot wound to his back. Police are investigating any possible connection.

“We are currently investigating if the suspect who fired upon the officers was also involved in the prior robbery,” said NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.

The suspects are described as about 25-30-years-old wearing dark clothing. One has a close-cropped full beard.

Police were still searching for the suspect as of 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

COP SHOT has posted its $10,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-COP-SHOT.

5 thoughts on “Two Police Officers Shot In Fordham Section Of The Bronx

  1. That photo looks like a single action Ruger .44 mag. Not exactly what you’d expect a street thug to carry, and certainly not very concealable. Stolen, no doubt, from a gun shop or private home. If this was indeed the weapon the officers were shot with, they’re lucky to be alive.

  2. I understand that they were hunting armed robbers, but the fact of the matter is that cops are a much bigger threat to our society than robbers are, and I’m enjoying the recent surge of cop shootings, because I don’t believe there’s any other way to restore our freedom and constitutional rights.

    All other avenues of petitioning the government for a redress of grievances have been closed, and we’ve been left only with the choices of living under the brutal tyranny of thieving, raping, murderous cops, or fight them off. There’s no relief coming from our “justice” system, because it’s twice as corrupt as the cops are.

  3. on one side you have cops who’ve been compromised and or the willing and on the other those who either go along with the plan or the compromised and or the willing will see to it that these cop shootings continue, real or imagined. its almost as if someone(s) is purposely making some of you a target. means to an end perhaps. either way, the winning team prevails.

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