'One man army' cop back on feet after brush with death in Bronx

NYPD Officer Nelson Vergara was off duty when he took two bullets and still managed to nab the suspect

By Lorena Mongelli , Erin Calabrese and Bob Fredericks
The New York Post

NEW YORK — The NYPD cop who took two bullets in a wild shootout with a Bronx thug was back on his feet yesterday, just a day after he was released from the hospital.

"Just trying to get some rest," a smiling Nelson Vergara told The Post as he returned to his Morris Heights apartment yesterday evening, after discussing his impending grand-jury testimony with Bronx prosecutors.

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