NYPD: Man who shot 4 cops reached for more powerful weapon

The more powerful bullets would have gone through the officers' vests


By Larry Celona, Jessica Simeone and Leonard Greene
The New York Post

The crazed gunman who wounded four Brooklyn cops was reaching for another rifle loaded with more powerful, armor-piercing bullets to inflict deadly injuries just before he was stopped, officials said yesterday.

"If he would have been able to grab that gun, this would have been a lot more tragic. It would have been in God's hands," said a police official familiar with the case.

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