NYPD rookie praised for handling of gunman

By Herbert Lowe, Staff Writer

A rookie cop and a precinct commander teamed up to arrest two men suspected of killing an apparent robbery victim in a shooting witnessed by the rookie in Brooklyn early yesterday, police said.

On a day when hundreds of people gathered to protest last weekend's fatal police shooting in Queens, police officials praised the rookie officer, Tomas Castro, for how he handled himself while standing a few feet from a man he had just seen shoot someone.

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