Off-duty cop shoots man and flees in NYC dispute, NYPD say

An off-duty NYPD officer shot a man during a dispute in Brooklyn on Monday and then “fled the scene,” police said in a statement.

The bullets flew around 1 a.m. after the two men got into a fight at 9414 Avenue L in Canarsie, according to cops. 

The 32-year-old victim was shot once in the left arm “by an armed individual who fled the scene,” the statement said.

Witnesses told detectives the shooter was an off-duty NYPD officer, according to police. Detectives also recovered a 9mm shell casing that matched the ammunition that officers use, according to police sources.

Authorities then identified the officer as Larry Valdemar, who is assigned to the 104th Precinct in Queens, sources said.

He was placed on modified duty and is no longer on the street, according to the NYPD.

The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau and Force Investigation Division are investigating the incident, police said. Both groups are working with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, cops said. 

Shots were fired after the off-duty cop and the victim got into a fight at 9414 Avenue L in Canarsie.
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The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound and released. He has four prior arrests that are sealed, police sources said.

Valdemar made $114,872 in 2021, payroll records show.



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