Off-duty NYPD cop shot twice, still nabs suspect

Officer Nelson Vergara served two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine and became a one-man army when he was attacked in the Bronx

Larry Celona, Reuven Fenton and Bob Fredericks
The New York Post

NEW YORK — An NYPD cop who served two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine became a one-man army yesterday.

Officer Nelson Vergara was attacked by a bottle-hurling punk, then was shot twice by another thug — but still managed to wound the suspected gunman and cuff the alleged bottle thrower.

Vergara — a married father of girls ages 4 and 8 — had parked his car and was walking to his Bronx apartment at about 4:45 a.m. when a gang of punks began taunting him.

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