NYPD report: Shooting of 2 auxiliary officers "minutes from being prevented"
By Rocco Parascandola
Newsday (New York)
Read News Report: Officers fatally shot; NYPD says they helped avoid more bloodshed 03/16/2007
NEW YORK — In the sad tale of two police auxiliary officers slain in Greenwich Village two months ago, a heartbreaking twist has come to light. Gunman David Garvin was nearly shot by police before he opened fire on the first officer, Nicholas Pekearo, Newsday has learned.
New York City police officers salute as the coffin of auxiliary officer Nicholas Todd Pekearo, is given an inspector's funeral, Saturday, March 17, 2007, in New York. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
It turns out, though, that at least one officer shot at Garvin just before Garvin fired at Pekearo, police sources said.