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3 armed suspects attempt to rob off-duty NY cop, 1 wounded

One of the suspects yelled 'shoot him' upon seeing the officer’s badge


By PoliceOne Staff

NEW YORK — A New York City Police Department officer who was off-duty wounded one of three men attempting to rob him, NBC New York reported.

Three armed men approached the officer while he was walking and using FaceTime to speak with his son. They held him at knifepoint and stole his cellphone, police told the publication.

During the robbery, one of the suspects saw the officer’s badge and yelled “shoot him” in Spanish. 

The officer drew his weapon in fear for his life and shot one of the suspects in the body. The other two ran off and dropped the officer’s stolen belongings.

The officer was not injured during the incident. The wounded suspect was taken to a hospital.

Two suspect have been arrested, according to AMNY, while one is still on the run.

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