BREAKING: New York Police Officer Ambushed, Shot in Head …Update: Photo of Suspect
— Tony Gatto (@gattotony) May 2, 2015
New York City media is reporting an NYPD officer was shot this evening in Queens Village.
The New York Post reported the officer was shot in the head.
“An NYPD officer was shot in the head in Queens Saturday.
The cop was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in a radio car.
A NYC radio host reported the shooting was an ambush.
BREAKING: NYPD cop ambushed, shot in head in Queens. Just came down the wire.
— Gunz (@TheGunzShow) May 2, 2015
“Sources tell PIX11 the officer was speaking to someone at 211st Street and 104th Avenue in Queens Village when the person pulled out a gun and shot the officer.”
The managing editor for WNBC-TV News Steve Bognar tweeted the suspect is on the run.
— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) May 2, 2015
Will James with Newsday reported officers searching for the suspect are telling Queens Village residents to stay indoors.
Breaking: NYPD officer shot and wounded in Queens Village. Officers scouring the neighborhood, telling residents to stay in their homes.
— Will James (@OtherWillJames) May 2, 2015
Kevin Deutsch with Newsday posted a photo of the search.
Police going block by block in Queens Village, searching for someone they say shot an officer nearby. pic.twitter.com/NFshLBhQz5
— Kevin Deutsch (@pillcitybook) May 2, 2015
UPDATE: NY1 cable news reported a suspected shooter is in custody:
“Investigators say plainclothes anticrime officers were sitting in an unmarked car when they were approached by a man walking on the street.
“They say the man started talking to them before firing three shots at the car.
“One of the officers suffered injuries to his right cheek and back of the head. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in critical but stable condition.”
…”Sources tell NY1 a man believed to be the shooter was taken into custody after investigators scoured the neighborhood.
Bratton identified the suspect in custody as thirty-five year old Demetrius Blackwell.
A photo of the arrest of Blackwell was retweeted by retired NYPD officer John Cardillo.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) May 3, 2015
Cardillo added Blackwell served seven years for attempted murder and was released in 2008.
Previous booking photo of Blackwell posted by Steve Bognar:
— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) May 3, 2015